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Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.

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  • Essay length: 13052 words
  • Submitted: 12/12/2012
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AS and A Level Healthcare

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Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding children and young people.

Unit 025

Outcome 1

Outline current legislation, guidelines policies and procedure within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people.

Policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people are -

The UNCRC - The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child.

The Children's Act 1988 legislates for England and Wales

The Children's Act 2004 puts in place ..

-- A children's commissioner for England

-- A director for children's services within each local authority

-- A duty on local authorities and their partners, including the police, health service providers, youth justice teams to cooperate in promoting the well-being of children and young people and have arrangements that safeguard and promote their welfare.

-- Local Safe Guarding Boards

-- Revised legislation for physical punishment, it is now an offence to hit a child if it causes mental harm or leaves a lasting mark.

-- CAF common assessment framework - helping to identify individual needs.

-- revised arrangements for sharing information â

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