Cache Child Care - Unit 3

E1 & E2
identify five pieces of current legislation
describe how each piece of legislation will influence working practices in the setting
Children act 2004 -
What?, 17/12/13 “It aims to improve and integrate children’s services, promote
early intervention, provide strong leadership and bring together different professionals in
multi-disciplinary teams in order achieve positive outcomes for children and young people
and their families.” (REF 1) The act made it illegal to physically punish any child and was brought in as a result of the high profile case about Victoria Climbe.
Influence working in practices: it sets out guidelines that settings have to follow, whilst ensuring children are kept safe at all times. It influences settings to understand the support needed for children and their families.

UNCRC - United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child 1992
What?, 11.11.13 “The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an international treaty that recognizes the human rights of children, defined as persons up to the age of 18 years.” (REF 2) Consists of 42 promises that were made by 192 countries. It provides a legal framework that is the same globally and delivers references for organisations working alongside children.  
Influence working in practices: The rights of a child must be respected, it’s vital that a practitioner understands the importance of the convention; doing this you’ll highlight a child-centred approach in your setting which enhancing children’s development.

Equality act 2010 -
What?, 17/12/13 “The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination.” (REF 3) It complies with the Human Rights Act 1998 and enforces equality on; age, gender, race, pregnancy or maternity, disability, religion...