Child Care 007

Unit 007

Outcome 1

Q1. Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety

Children Act 1989
This Act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child.

The Education Act 2002
The main current procedures for safeguarding children and young people is before a member of staff can start employment they should be CRB checked. Criminal Records Bureau check List 99 (Now known as Section 142 of the Education Act 2002) List 99 is maintained by the Department for Children, Schools & Families (DCSF) and contains the details of people who are considered unsuitable or banned from working with children in education. A List 99 check is done to ensure your applicant does not appear on the sex offenders register and confirms if they are barred from working with children.  

Children Act 2004
This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for 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.

E-safety is very important when working with children and families. In work palace we must not view provocative images or share inflammatory email to anyone, Must not share information about a child or family to third parties by email. Not to upload images on social network like facebook of a child or family that we are working with.

Outcome 1

Q2. Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
A2. Health Visitors: A Health Visitor can sometimes be the first person to spot abuse, especially physical. Health Visitors have a duty of care to refer such information to Social...