Cyp Core Safeguarding First Criteria

CYP Core 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people.
There are many legislations that affect safeguarding, some of which are The UNCRC; The Children’s Act 1989, 2004; The Data Protection Act 1998 and The Protection of Children Act 1999.
The UNCRC - The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people (aged 17 and under) a comprehensive set of rights. The UK signed the convention and it came into force on 15 January 1992.
The UNCRC is presently the most widely international human rights treaty. It is the only international human rights treaty to include civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. It sets out in detail what every child needs to have a safe, happy and fulfilled childhood regardless of their sex, religion, social origin, and where and to whom they were born.
The convention gives children and young people over 40 substantive rights, including the right to:
• special protection measures and assistance
• access to services such as education and healthcare
• develop their personalities, abilities and talents to the fullest potential
• grow up in an environment of happiness, love and understanding
• be informed about and participate in achieving their rights in an accessible and active manner
This government is committed to the UNCRC and to its implementation. The department for Education is the lead department with responsibility for implementing the UNCRC in England and for coordinating UK-wide reports, although each of the Administrators implements the UNCRC and addresses the committee’s recommendations as appropriate to their own local requirements.
The Children’s Act 1989 was updated in 2004 but many of its original points still stand today this legislation puts these into place
• A children's commissioner for England
• A director for children's services within each local authority
• A duty...