• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Legislation to protect children and young people from harm

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

´╗┐Jenneh Kandeh Unit 10 Ms Garner Task 2 Legislation to protect children and young people from harm This task enables me to be able to show my understanding about legislation, policies and procedures to protect children and young people from harm. The legislation for the protection of children and young people from harm are: 1. United nations convention on the rights of the child (1989) 2. The children?s Act (1998) 3. Data protection Act (1998) 4. Framework for the assessment of children in need and their parents (2000) 5. Leaving care Act (2000) 6. Every child matters ~ green paper (2003) 7. ECM- frame work for children Act (2004) 8. Safeguarding OF Children and Vulnerable Group?s Act 2006 Britain is proud of it origin in promotion of children?s right and they make sure that they develop their own act and also put the UN and EU legislation. In England the (GSCC) General Social Care Council regulates the social service workforce and their education and also training. 1. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) This is the international agreement for the members countries of the United Nations to agree to implement laws and also procedures in their own countries (which 191 countries ) have agreed to return to their own countries and put the convention to practise however not all countries have agreed to do so ??USA included. The main aim of the convention is to improve on international rights and also to support and care for children world wide. The convention set basic and minimum standards for all children to the age of 18. Every law is called article and there are 54 of them. the cover survival which is ??life, clean water food and health care, development, right to be loved, cared for, learn and play, protection from war, abuse, neglect and violence and participation?? which is the right to a name and citizenship development. ...read more.

Middle

They believe that every child might be at risk of harm and they have responsibility to do something in order to make them safe. Everyone that works at this organisation or volunteer knows that the welfare and safety of children must be the most important concern. They make sure that everyone is offered a confidential service expect where there is concern like the safety and wellbeing of a child or young person and if they are concern they share there concerns to other where it involves the safety of the child. Children can be abused anywhere it may even be people in the authority strangers and the ones they know. Staffs and volunteers should tell the chief executive or the nominated person to deal with child protection as soon as there is concern about the welfare or safety about the child rather than wait till the damage is done. The George House Trust believes that if there is any evidence that a child is at risk of harm they would inform the children social services which then the social services would then vest the child and check if they are ok and also have a discussion with the parent of the child and carers and they would then decide what would happen the institution staffs are always there to listen to people concerns about the Childs safety whether is your child or someone else?s that needs protection and help in time of crisis it is usual to feel frightened, angry or do nothing people may like to help or support children, the George House Trust can offer support or help to put people in touch with any specialist agencies like Barnardos health through actions that can help When working in an organisation maintaining confidentiality is very important for example the George House Trust they make sure their staffs and volunteers are aware of the confidentiality policy which means that before starting the job especially working with children you would have to complete a CRB form (Criminal Record Bureau); which make sure that the client are protected example the children and also the adults. ...read more.

Conclusion

According to children protection there are several of ways of protecting children from harm. I think the may be disadvantage ways that things have gone wrong according to children safeguarding such as taking time to handle when problems occur to be serious. For example sometime children may be abused inside the family and by not getting looked after properly i.e. not fed, when the go school the child may have difficulties and finding things hard to cope. A lot of children may suffer if their living in care such as not having one in to one interaction with family. A lot of children suffer from this problems and not knowing to find people who might help them to solve their problems. Children might hide their feelings and not allowing people to know about their privacy life. I think sometimes staffs in school should also provide help, make children as their friends and when it comes to a serious situation such as knowing that the child has been physical abuse at home, will mean that you listen to the child and letting them tell you the situation that there are coping with so you as the teacher will try and solve the situation as soon as possible. This is why sometimes it might take time for the teacher to recognise the problems of children because lack of communication. I personally think by providing a range types of legislation of the child rights of their families, it would make sure that a child has the right to be looked after in a certain age mainly at the age of their 19th birthday. In conclusion, I have learnt the importance of legislation that might affect children and young people such as following policies and procedures knowing and helping children and their families whilst the child is being looked after. Such as knowing there different legislation of children protection and young people from harm, It allowed me knowing how it is important to look after children while there in care. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Describe the main reasons why children and young people may need to be looked ...

    3 star(s)

    Some children who may have been abused need to be removed from that kind of situation for their own safety and health. These kinds of situations sometimes result in the child needing sensitive care and then later they may require therapy to support them and help them come to terms with what has happened to them.

  2. Equality, diversity and rights

    It's very important to correct training when working in health and social care settings this is because due o a disaster a person may cause from a little mistake, this is because due to the lack of their performance. It's very important for a supervisions to train their staff which

  1. Child Protection Law Essay

    authority accepts that a particular child is in need, nevertheless it would appear from various judicial decisions that the duty to do anything about it is barely enforceable. This is in contrast to the duty under s.2 of the CSDPA 1970, which is clearly enforceable in some circumstances.

  2. Childcare and legislation. 5 pieces of current legislation: Human Rights Act 2000. ...

    Building a partnership between parents, carers, and professionals can help support children at this time. The staff should be up to date with all information about the transition the child is going through, this can be done through e-mails, websites and other forms of communication.

  1. supporting adults

    * Malnutrition, ulcers, bed sores and being left in wet clothing. Sexual abuse indicators * Unexplained changes in the demeanour and behaviour of the adult. * Tendency to withdraw and spend time in isolation. * Expression of explicit sexual behaviour and/or language by the vulnerable adult which * Out of character.

  2. Describe Health and Social Care Service Provision for looked after children and young people. ...

    * A parent going into hospital * A crisis or difficulty in the family * Parents with little or no support simply needing a break The carer can benefits from this the social services would provide training and support to help out respite carers.

  1. Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the ...

    referral through the Safeguarding children procedures set out by the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) and in our settings policy. When working with the family, we would explain to the child and family how we would initially share their information, with reasons explaining how we hope this would benefit them

  2. Unit 10 caring for children and young people

    Child or young person related- Health issues- If a child has major health issues the child can be put into respite care to give the parents/carers a break form caring for the child 24/7 and will be for as long as required.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work