The Current Legislation, Guidelines, Policies and Procedures for Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People and the Different Agencies Involved in Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

The current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young   people and   the different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
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Some of the main legislation around safeguarding children began with children's act 1989. This act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. The act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. The Local Authorities has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being abused or likely to suffer significant harm.   All Policies must be put into place to ‘Safeguard   and promote the welfare   of   children within the area who are in need;   The education act 2002 sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and   all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe.   Children’s act 2004 provides the legal framework for every child matters. It includes the requirement for services to work more closely, forming an integrated service, a common assessment of children’s needs.   A shared data base of information should be available to members of staff, which is relevant to the safety, and welfare of children. Also included in the integrated children’s services which incorporated the five main principles of every child matters 2003, which clearly states that every child is entitle to, be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution, achieve economic wellbeing.
Every child matters: A UK government initiative launched in 2003 to improve outcomes for children and young people.
Early year’s foundation stage: A framework for the care and education of children from birth to 5 years old introduced in England in 2008. The welfare requirements of the early year’s foundation stage are statutory and include important regulations about...