Knowing About the Legislation, Guidelines, Policies

Knowing About the Legislation, Guidelines, Policies Task 1 Knowing about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for the safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

1.1. Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safe.

The current legislations, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are:-
* Health & Safety at work act 1974
(a) RIDDOR
(b) COSHH
* Children’s act 1989
* Data Protection act 1998
* Education act 2002
* Every Child Matters 2004
* Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006
* E-Safety 2008
1.2 Describe the role of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

The roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding then welfare of children and young people are:-
Children’s Charities: NSPCC, Barnados, Childe Line which are there to support children and allow the child to talk with confidence knowing help and support is at hand. They also can help and support family, parents and any one working/caring for children and young people.
Social Care: This involves social workers who are assigned to children, young people and families cases as and when needed to identify any kind of abuse. They can be contacted by the Hospital (A&E), School, Police and even parents themselves.
NHS: The NHS can be involved through going into schools on the vaccination programmes, hearing and eye test’s also height and weight checks as part of the feel great programme. And hospitals A&E departments when nurses and or doctors can report none accidental injuries, then support the social care team.
Police: Have a duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people, who act upon information gained/given by way of an investigation and prosecute if a crime against a child or young person has been committed.
Education: The school will develop children to understand and know the difference between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, then monitor, acknowledge those ‘’at risk’’ and maintain the support and protection of the children and young people. Also adopt policies and procedures for the E-learning activities, observe the signs that abuse could be happening and act on it appropriately.

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