Unit 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young.

2. 2, 1.1
Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of young children.

• The United Nations convention on the rights of the child (1989). Article 19 (Protection from all forms of violence): Children have the right to be protected from being hurt and mistreated, physically or mentally. Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.

• Children Act 1989 identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act include two important sections.                                                                                       – Section 17 states that services must be put into places by local authorities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area of needs.                                                                                                                   – Section 47 state that local authority has the duty to investigate when their have good causes to suspect a child who lives, or is found, in their area to be suffering or likely to suffer significant harm.    

• Education Act 2002   requires school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions to take the right measures to safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

• Every Child Matters (2003) covers children and young adults up to the age of 19, or 24 for those with disabilities, its main aims are for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to: SHEEP : Stay Safe, Healthy, Enjoy and achieve, Economic well-being and Positive contribution.


2.1 Identify the signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses.
Illness Sign and symptoms

Chicken pox
• Feeling sick...