Unit 9

                                          Unit 9
Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety.
E-safety has to do with teaching children and young people about the dangers of using the internet. Just the same as you teach them road safety, it is important to teach them about the dangers of the internet when using computers, games consoles etc.
Policies which safeguard the welfare of children and young adult:
Children Act 1989
This Act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus specifically on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer, significant harm. Section 17 states that services must be put into place to ‘safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need
The Education Act 2002
This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), 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, forming an integrated service
● A common assessment of children’s needs
● A shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children.
● Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems.

Schools must also develop a range of policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. These will set out the responsibilities of staff and the procedures that they must follow. Policies may be separate or incorporated into one health and safety policy, but they must include sections which may cover safeguarding and protecting, and...