Cyp 3.3

The following legislations have been out in place to ensure schools have the correct policy and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children
The Children’s Acts 1989 this governs child protection in England and Wales. It is aimed to ensure that the welfare of a child is paramount at, working in partnership with parents to protect the child from harm. The act sets out the duties of the local authorities and courts to protect the children and that school investigate any reports or claims of a child at risk.
The Children’s Act 2004 sets out the process for integrating services for children and the sharing of information to promote and safeguard their wellbeing. It updates the legislation on physical punishment on children making it an offence to hit a child that leaves a mark on their skin or causes physical harm.
Every Child Matters 2004 This green paper was part of the Government’s response to the SCR of Victoria Climbie. It outlines plans to improve the services supporting children from all backgrounds, looking at how such a framework will be able to help those most at risk.
The Education Act 2002 states that the school governing bodies. Local education authorities and further education institutions must make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.
The Protection of Children Act 1999 identifies people unsuitable to work with children, vetting is carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. It is to employ anyone to work with children who are deemed unsuitable
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was put into place to ensure everyone, both staff and children within the setting, are protected while in work place, the health and safety(first aid) regulations 1981 places a duty on employers to provide adequate first aid equipment, facilities and personnel to their employees.
The Data Protection Act 1998 is the main piece of legislation that governs the protection of personal data in the UK. The act defines eight data...