Cyp 3.3

CYP 3.3

Task 1: Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.

1. Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are:
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 – this Act is to ensure that children are safe and looked after. Children have the right to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them.

Children Act 1989 – This Act is to reinforce that parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there seems there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.

The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.

Children Act 2004 - 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. This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service.

Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 - This sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people. It is addressed to practitioners and front-line managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and...