Research current legislation and local guidelines which deal with safeguarding of children and young people. Create a simple summary of the key points of each.
|Legislation/guidelines |Key points | | |This is a set of 54 articles included in those which ensure that children are safe and looked | | |after, article 19 states children’s rights to be protected from all forms of physical or mental| | |violence, injury, abuse ,neglect, negligent treatment maltreatment or exploitation including | |The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child |sexual abuse by those looking after them. Those countries which signed up to the treaty | |(1989) |including the UK in 1991 are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each of the | | |articles. | | |This act identifies the responsibilities of professionals and parents who must ensure the | |Children Act 1989 |safety of the children/child. This act includes 2 important sections which focus specifically | | |on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local authority has a duty to investigate when | | |there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer | | |significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put into place to safeguard and | | |promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need. | | |This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, | | |head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from | |The Education Act 2002 |harm. | | |This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for | |Children Act 2004 |Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s| | |needs, a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of | | |children, earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. | | |This is guidance which sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to | |Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006) |safeguard children and young people. | | | |
Many people think that safeguarding is simply another name for child protection. Create a leaflet for parents to explain the concept of safeguarding so that they...
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