Outcome 1
Understanding the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people
The main central theme of legislation that supports the safeguarding of young people and children are the Children Act 1989, Children Act 2004, and the children Act 2006. Principles were set out to guide the work of local authorities and courts in the children’s Act 1989 that defined ‘significant harm’ and a child in need of intervention.   The legal basis for Every Child Matters was set out in the Children’s Act 2004: Change for children document.   The Childcare Act 2006 is primarily concerned with the early years and is the first piece of legislation.   It introduces the early years foundation stage (EYFS) this ensures there is a support setting for high quality early education. That all settings for child care are responsible for the wellbeing and welfare of all children and young people within their care. That Staff must all be appropriately trained and the proper procedures and practices are put in place to make sure that if any child does become at risk that it is reported to the line manager and that they liaison with other childcare agencies for example: social services, ofsted and health visitor, in their role as Child Protection Officer (CPLO).
All child care providers and Staff ie support workers should be trained on how to recognize signs of abuse which are relevant to their child care settings and all information and circumstances are treated with absolute confidentially. If the child is of appropriate are then information can be discussed with carers/parents, the child care provider can then get there agreement in order for a referral to social services by means of caring out a Common Assessment Framework (CAF), unless the discussion could lead to putting the child at harm or risk. If there are still concerns after the discussion then the CPLO can make a referral to the child’s team and carry out a CFA without any consent from...