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Current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Any persons who come into contact in their line of work have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. child protection and safeguarding means protecting and promoting the child’s welfare and putting measures in place to prevent abuse. If we feel there is a reason to believe that a child has suffered or likely to suffer any kind of abuse, we as professional must protect the child. We can do this affectively by following the current legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures that we have in place to safeguard children and young people.
Current policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are:
The Children Act 1989
Current legislation is the result of The Children Act 1989. It is ensuring that children get the best possible care that is readily available to them. The Local Authority has a welfare of duty to the local community/area to protect children and young people. They work in partnership with parents so children get the best possible care. The 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 Children Act 2004
The Children Act 2004 sets out the process so that children can achieve the five outcomes outlined in the ‘Every Child Matters’ (below). One of the main points of this act was to make sure that every Local Authority has a director of children’s services. The director is ultimately responsible for the safeguarding of children and young people. The purpose was so the multi-agencies work together to promote children’s welfare. As a result, local safeguarding boards were set up where children’s voices were heard and their wishes where taken into account.
Every Child Matters
Every child matters is where the government work closely...