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Legislation, values and skills for working with children.

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E3 Describe the main legislation in your country that supports the rights of children The main legislation that supports the children?s rights in our country is the Children Act 1989. This Act took effect on 14 October 1991; it has since made numerous vital changes to the law. Everyone working with children will have to recognize the new law. This act has been completed to bring private and public regulations together, to complete a balance among child protection, to support better relationships between parents and other agencies. Some of the main principles of the act are: ? Where ever possible children should be brought up and cared for within their own family ? Children should be kept informed about what happens to them, and should take part when decisions are made about their future. ? Children and young people show be safe. ...read more.


This prevents workers from over taking the parents role and allowing the parent to have a say in their child?s learning. Furthermore if a child requires additional support in a particular area, the practitioner could communicate through the parents and assist the child e.g. if there is an area that the child is struggling in the parents and practitioner can work together to ensure the child is getting support both in school and at home. Sharing information with parents regarding their child?s progress, will allow the child to learn and develop. Increasing the child?s learning and development is a key value that underpins working with children as children learn most in their early years. Therefore care and education at this stage is very important. ...read more.


You need to communicate well with children and young people because it makes them feel safe and secure, you can understand their personalities and needs and to find out whether they are sad, happy, excited etc. Penny Tassoni states ? body language is important because it sends out messages to other people and so makes a different in terms of relationships and communication skill?. Penny Tassoni et al, 2007, CACHE level 3 Child Care and Education, 4th Edition, Heinemann, Oxford,P.13. D2 Penny Tassoni states ?a multi ? agency approach is also helpful as professionals can share knowledge about the family?s needs with each other so that parents do not need to be asked the same questions over and over again?. Penny Tassoni et al, 2007, CACHE level 3 Child Care and Education, 4th Edition, Heinemann, Oxford, P.11. ...read more.

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