Nvq3 Health N Social

Unit 3:

Understand How to Safeguard the
Wellbeing of Children and Young

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CYP Core 3.3

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Unit summary
This unit covers the understanding, knowledge and competences required to
support the safeguarding of children and young people.

Assessment requirements/evidence requirements
This unit should be assessed in line with the Skills for Care and
Development QCF Assessment Principles.
Learners can enter the types of evidence they are presenting for
assessment and the submission date against each assessment criterion.
Alternatively, centre documentation should be used to record this

N029954 – Specification – Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s
Workforce (QCF) – Issue 3 – December 2011 © Pearson Education Limited 2011


Unit content
1 Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and
procedures for safeguarding children and young people
Current legislation, guidelines and policies regarding the safeguarding of
children and young people relevant to own home country:
Legislation: Children Act 1989; Children Act 2004; Every Child Matters
(England); Education Act 2002; UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Guidelines: Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010, What to do if
you’re worried that a child is being abused 2006, Safeguarding Children
and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007, Safeguarding Disabled
Children 2009; Common Assessment Framework (CAF); Local Authority
Organisational and Local Policies and procedures: safeguarding,
protecting, reporting and recording; e-safety, bullying and cyber
bullying, Care Orders, local authority guidelines; areas of child protection
applicable to own home country, early intervention, improving
accountability and coordination of children’s services, improving support
for parents and carers,...