Cyp Core 3.3 Understand How to Safaguard the Well Being of Children and Young People


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

1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.

When working as a TA it is cruical to be familiar with all the current legislation, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people. There are many documents you should know but few of them are the most important:
u United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child 1989 – it is the most complete statement of children's rights ever produced. Over 190 countries worldwide has ratified this treaty. CRC is a set of 54   articles desribing children's rights in all aspects of their lives and covers civil, political, economical, social and cultural rights. The last 11 articles explain how governments and adults must work together to ensure all children enjoy their rights. No right is more important than another and therefore the CRC should be considered as a whole.
The UK signed the Convention in 1990 and since 1992 the UK is required to implement legislation to support all articles. According to the CRC every child has the right to:
- be free from from discrimination;
- life and development of their potential;
- have name and natonality;
- be cared for by their parents;
- have their identity protected;
- stay in contact with both parents (unless this could cause harm);
- be protected form abduction;
- express their views;
- have access to information ( within the law);
- think and believe what they choose;
- meet with other children;
- privacy;
- be brought up by parents in the best possible way with the support of the government if neccessary;
- be protected from violence, abuse and neglect;
- be provided with alternative care if cannot be looked after   by...