1.1-Outline current legislation guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK home nation effecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Some of the current legislations, guidelines and procedures for safeguarding children and young people include the children act 1989 which introduced changes in England and whales surrounding the welfare of children, as well as ensuring that the welfare of children is paramount, the act identified the responsibility of parents and of those who work with children to ensure the safety of the child. The main aims of this act were to achieve a balance between protecting children and the rights of parents to challenge state intervention, it also can encourage partnership between statutory authorities and parents, and it can restructure the frame work of courts, in particular with regard to family proceedings, and redefine the concept of parental responsibility.   It remains an important piece of legislation due to its focus on safeguarding children and duties of local authorities.
The every child matters guidelines, which led to the children act 2004, came about as a result of the lambing report following the death of Victoria lambing, the report was highly critical of the way in which the climbie case was handled and made 108 recommendations to overhaul child protection in the UK, the main points which emerged were that there should be a much closer working relationship between agencies such as health professionals, schools and welfare services, it also recommended there should be a central data base containing records of all children and whether they are known to the different services, another point that it brought up was that there should be an independent children’s commissioner for England to protect children and young people’s rights, it wouldn’t be the first children’s commissioner, there’s been a commissioner in post in Scotland for many years. There should also be a children’s and families board chaired by a...