Tda 2.2 Safegarding

Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  1) Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety

Child Act 1989
This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals to ensure the safety of a child. It includes 2 important sections which focuses on child protection they are:-

Section 47- States that the local authority has a duty to investigate when ‘they have reasonable cause to suspect that a child who lives, or is found, in their area is suffering, or likely to suffer, significant harm’
Section 17 – States that services must be put into place by local authorities to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area who are in need’

Education Act 2002
This set’s out the responsibilities of LEA’S governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.

Children Act 2004
This provides the legal framework for every child matters. It includes the requirement for:
  * Services to work more closely together forming an integrated services
  * A ‘common’ assessment framework to help the early identification on need
  * A shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children
  * Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems

Policies Which Safeguard
Schools must develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. This will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow. They may be separate policies, or integrated into one health and safety policy, but the must cover the following issues
  * Safeguarding and Protecting and Procedures for reporting
  * E-safety
  * Bullying – including Cyber Bullying

Working together to Safeguard Children (2010)

This is a guidance which sets out the duties of organisations and how they...