Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce
Workbook 2
Unit 3 & Unit 11

Understanding how to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People

  Learner Name: Phillip Glover

Unit 3

Q1. (1.1)   Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.
Children Act 1989 allocates duties to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the UK to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted.
Children Act 2004 is an updated version of the Children Act 1989 largely in consequence of the Victoria Climbie inquiry. The act is now the basis for most official administration considered helpful to children, notably bringing all local government functions of children's welfare and education under the statutory authority of local directors of children's services.
Every Child Matters England is a UK government for England and Wales that was launched in 2003. It is one of the most important policy initiative and development programmes in relation to children of the last decade. It covers children and young people up to the age of 19 or 24 for those with disabilities, its main categories are; stay safe, be healthy, enjoy and achieve, make positive contributions, achieve economic wellbeing.
Education Act 2002 gives schools greater autonomy to implement experimental teaching methods.
UN Convention On The Rights Of Children 1989 is a human rights treaty which sets out civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
Working Together To Safeguard Children 2010 sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004.
What To Do If You’re Worried That A Child Is Being Abused 2006 offers guidance to all who come in to contact with children and...