Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children and Young People.

1:   understand the impact of current legislation that underoins the safeguarding of children and young people.

1.1 outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK, home, nation.

The current legislation which underpins the safeguarding of children and young people in the UK and home nations.

    • The Children’s Act 1989/ 2004.
      The Children’s Act 2004 provides the legal basis for how social services and other agencies deal with issues relating to children. These guidelines have been laid down so that all individuals who are involved in the looking after children, be it in the home, the work place, school or other care setting are aware of how children should be looked after in the eyes of the law.
      The Children’s Act 2004 was designed with guiding principles in mind for the care and support of children.
      These are:
      To allow children to be healthy.
      Allowing children to remain safe in their environments.
      Helping children to enjoy life.
      Assist children in their quest to succeed.
      Help make a contribution – a positive contribution – to the lives of children.
      Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures.
      The Children Act 2004 provides the legal underpinning to 'Every Child Matters: Change for Children' (2004). In response to the Children's Act 2004 there have been some structural changes. From April 2006, education and social care services for children in each local authority have been brought together under a director of children's services.
      In which today, we carry out these requirements in out setting.

Childcare Act 2006.
The Childcare Act, which regulates childcare in England, passed into law on 11 July 2006. This legislation replaced Part 10A of the Children Act 1989.
Measures in the act formalise the important strategic role local authorities play, through a set of duties. These duties require authorities...