007 Safeguarding the welfare of
children and young people
1. Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including esafety
The Children Act 1989 sets our guidelines for Parents and professionals that must work to ensure the safety of the children. Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. The department for education helps provide guidance, nurseries use this guidance to develop their own policy and procedures which must be followed. Two of these include: Working Together to Safeguard Children (2006) This is guidance which sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people. Also What to do if you’re worried that a child is being abused (2006) This is guidance to help those working with children safeguard and promote their welfare. It also looks at the actions which all adults working with children should take if they are concerned.
1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
In my nursery we have two main agencies that visit weekly for the welfare of specific children that have certain needs, therefore they need agencies to come in for help and guidance, such as the health visitor, this agencies role includes supporting the health of babies under the age of 5, using their knowledge and training in recognising any harm or danger a child may be in, also health visitors have the advantage of visiting the childs home as well as seeing them at nursery, this helps as they can see what background the child has and helps detect any issues at home. Another agency that...