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Leglisation that protects children and how it influences the care setting.

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Legislation Summary How it influences the care setting UN Convention of the rights' of the child (1989) 'The 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is a comprehensive human rights treaty which enshrines specific children's rights in international law. Children have rights as human beings and also need special care and protection'. The UN convention allows the protection of children's rights. This act meets children's basic needs expanding their opportunities in order for them to reach their full potential. 'The Convention defines a 'child' as a person below the age of 18, unless the laws of a particular country set the legal age for adulthood as younger than 18'. The UN convention influences the care that is given in a setting as it enables children to have the basic human rights. The right enables the right of development physically and mentally. Children have the right to protection from influences that are harmful to their development. ...read more.


Calling them names is a way taking away a child's dignity and is also emotional abuse. Human rights act (1998) The Human Rights Act is an act that promotes legal rights that an individual has. Each individual had a right to freedom of speech. Basic hum rights includes * 'The right to life * freedom from slavery and forced labour * The right to marry and to start a family * The right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights * The right to an education'. This act allows individuals to have a say in what the want. Within a care setting no one should be forced to do anything that they don't want to do or do not approve of. For example A Muslim does not eat pork as it part of their culture. Muslims are entitled to have a say of a different option of meal. ...read more.


Local authority social services departments have a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children in their area who are in need and to promote the upbringing of such children. For example is children are failing to progress in school. There needs need to be met. Helping them to progress. Every child matters (2003) This act ensures that every child is properly protected from risk and is supported in reaching their full potential. Every child matters can influences the care that is given in a setting as it improves outcomes for all children. All settings have The duty to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people For example in a nursery setting children need to be protected from any intruders. There should be a bell and a lock on the front door so that intruders are unable to gain access to the nursery. Reference: Stretch, B. and Whitehouse, M. (2007) BTEC National: Health & Social Care (Book1). Heinemann Direct Gov. Legislations www.directgov.org.uk 21/05/09 ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - ...read more.

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