1.1 Outline Current Legislation Covering Home Based Childcare, and the Role of Regulatory Bodies.

1.1 Outline current legislation covering home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.
Current legislation;
Every child matters
This was the name of the green paper produced in response to the laming inquiry into the death of Victoria Climbie in 2000. It went on to form the basis of the 2004 children’s act. The paper lists five outcomes which were identified in consultation with children and young people;
Being healthy; enjoying good physical and mental health and living a healthy lifestyle staying safe; being protected from harm and neglect. Enjoying and achieving ; getting the most out of life and developing the skills for adulthood making a positive contribution; being involved with the community and society and not engaging in anti-social or offending behaviour economic well- being; not being prevented by economic disadvantage from achieving their full potential in life.
Children’s act 2004
This act sets out the processes for integrating services to children in England and wales, requiring local authorities and their partners to co-operate in promoting the welfare and wellbeing of children.it created the post of children’s commissioner for England and introduced the requirement for local authorities to have a director of children’s services.
Children’s act 1989
First acknowledgement in UK law of children’s rights, none as ‘the needs of the child are paramount`.
Education act 1993
Secretary of state are required to publish a code of practise for children with special educational needs parents of children under 2 years have the right to ask for the child to be formally assessed.
Data protection act 1998
It protects sensitive personal information being published without a person’s consent. where children are involved consent has to be given by a parent or guardian.  
Food safety (general food hygiene) regulations 1995
Local authorities require registered child-minder’s are to register with their local environmental health...