Supporting Teaching &Learning in School on Unit Cyp Core 3.3 Understand How to Safeguard the Well Being of Children and Young People

CYP Core 3.3: Understand how to safeguard the well – being of children and young people

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 gave children some sort of status and that children do have rights. The children Act 1989 identify the responsibilities of parents and of those who work with children to ensure the safety of the child.

This was then updated in Children Act 2004, which included the principle of integrated Children’s Services and incorporated the five main principles of Every Child Matters which are;
Be healthy
Stay safe
Enjoy and achieve
Make a positive contribution
Achieve economic well-being
Every Child Matters also covers children and young people up to the age of 19 or 24 for those with disabilities. The Act also introduced Local Safeguarding Children’s Board, which are statutory organisations in England and operate within each local area to ensure that services cooperate to promote the welfare of children and young people.

In 2010, an updated document was published called the Working Together to Safeguard Children. It also outlines the key responsibilities for professionals in nurseries, schools, childminders and any sort of early years setting, is their duty to protect children from harm and keeping them safe.

Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) is a very important organisation involved in safeguarding the Welfare of children and young people. The Independent safeguarding Authority was a British non-department public body and didn’t exist until December 1, 2012, when it merged with the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Independent Safeguarding Authority are responsible for the Vetting and Barring Scheme which requires all those working with vulnerable children and young people had to undergo and enhanced vetting procedures before being allowed...