Cyp Core 3.3 1.1

CYP Coe 3.3: understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people

L.O 1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.
1.1 outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures with own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
The united Nations Convention on the rights of the child 1989 (UN,1989) was ratified by the UK on the 16 December 1991. It includes children’s rights to protection from abuse, the right to express their views and be listened to, and the right to care and services for disabled children or children living away from home. Although different British government have said that it regards itself bound by the convention and refers to it in child protection guidance, it has not become part of UK law. There is no single piece of legislation that covers safeguarding children and young people in the UK, different laws and guidelines cover different parts of the UK-England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Education Act 2002 – Regulation came into force 1st August 2003. It was enforced to have safeguard standards in the classroom and to preserve the role, status and responsibility of qualified teachers in schools. It clarifies the respective roles of qualified teachers and staff in schools, and other staff that are unqualified (support staff) carrying out specific work relating to teaching and learning.
School governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions were required to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
The Children Act 2004 – This act was enforced after the response to the 2002 Victoria Climbie inquiry report. Every Child Matters (ECM).
This act placed the duty on every local authority to appoint a lead director and member for children and young people services.
The principles for the care and support if children...