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Identify the current relevant legislation affecting the care of children and young people. Which laws could help th echildren in the case studies?

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P2: Identify the current relevant legislation affecting the care of children and young people In this assignment I am going to indentify the current legislation affecting the care of young people and children. I am going to describe five legislations and provide a case study for the legislations and then explain in detail how the legislation works to protect young people and children. What are legislations? How do they work? Children Act 1989, 2004: This is one of the first pieces of legislations to recognise that the needs of the children are important. This Act first came part of the legislation framework in 1989 and was designed to ensure that all the local authorities are providing equal standards of care and support to children/young children and their families. The act also includes the support of children who are disabled and when they reach the age of 18 they will come under the NHS and community care act 1990. Case study: Emma is 6 years of age and has been neglected by her mother; she lives in poor condition and rarely attends school. The school have notified the social services about the way Emma comes to school as she is very underweight and withdrawn from others in her class. The social services have the right to take Emma away and put her in a children's care home for a while because her mother was unfit to look after her, the child protection act is also put in place so that the child's needs are put first. ...read more.


and start a family * The right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights and freedoms * The right of peaceful enjoyment of your property * The right to an education * The right to participate in free elections * The right not to be subjected to the death penalty http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizenandrights/Yourrightsandresponsibilities/DG_4002951 Case study: Thomas is an Afro Caribbean 13 years old boy who has come to the UK with his mother. His mother has high expectations and wants him to do really well in school; she regularly beats him if he does not do his homework. She rarely lets him out to play with his friends and he does not have a social life. The past couple of weeks of beating have become worse and he understands that he comes from a poor background and he knows that his mother only beats him because she wants him to work hard because otherwise all of that money and costs of travelling would have been nothing. Thomas does not know what to do and cannot move as his lower body is very sore and painful from last night's beating. He decides that he needs to talk to someone about this because he cannot keep it in any longer and call the 'child help line'. The child help line was very reassuring and told him that everything was going to be fine. The human rights act will allow Thomas to make his own choices and decisions because he should not be physically beaten as it is against the law to hurt a child physically. ...read more.


They took both Khloe's and her mother's into account and took action and involved the local authorities to support them. They helped Khloe's mother with extra support financially as she is a single mother raising a child by herself. The act made sure that the employees at the school know and understand the economic and family situation and not to judge people by the colour of their skin. They have told the school to support Khloe and not to label her and help her make friends. The employees who work under this act visit Khloe in school and at home to make sure she is getting the best possible care from her mother and from the school and asking her how she gets on in school. Children School and Families Act 2010: This act is put in place to help children with disabilities and special needs, when schools are inspected they look at how far the education provided in normal school meets the needs of the range of pupils at the school. This act also looks at how families support their children with disability and what they need to do to provide for them and if they are receiving the right care. If the family cannot do much or if they are finding it difficult to provide the right provision for the child with a disability or a special needs problem. This act requires for school inspectors to report openly on provision for pupils with special education needs. ?? ?? ?? ?? 1 | Page- Sabina Bibi 6LB ...read more.

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