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Introduction In this assignment I am going to analyse how policies and procedures help children/young people and their families whilst the child is being looked after. I am going to evaluate the legislative rights of the child/young person and the rights of their families bearing in mind the needs of the child/young person are paramount. There are a number of reasons why children may need to be looked after children, policies and procedures help children and young people in many ways whilst the child is being looked after. The child protection policy stales that the child is paramount, All children, regarding their age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and/or sexual identity, have the right to protection from harm and abuse. Confidentiality policy This policy is very positive for children and young people as they are protected from personal information being discussed with other individuals. Confidentiality is very important as the right type of service needs to be delivered especially when children are being looked after. Children and young people that are being looked after for various reasons are very vulnerable. Policies such as this help children and young people to open up and say what's on their mind. For example someone who has been sexually abused may be scared and may not have to confidence to open and tell someone about it, this is policy ensures privacy as family are not informed. ...read more.

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Collections and arrival policy Its important that parents are consistant ensuring they give their child a routine espically when attending school and nursery. This policy helps children as it ensures that children don't miss out on vital learning and activities that also help to stimulate learning. If parents feel they are unable to meet this policiy they should call the care setting as this enables them to be aware of their lateness.For example a parent may be late to collect their child, its their duty to contact ther nursery imforming them. To prevent confusion policies should be clear.This policy both helps the child and the staff within the setting as it prepares them and prevents staff from taking further action. For example a parent may fail to contact the care settin in which their child is in staff may result to contactin social servies as its there duty to and the matter will then be dealt with. According to the convention rights of the child The Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights that must be realized for children to develop their full potential. Children need full support from their families and every one within society. This policy also enforces security as no individual is allowed to pick up a child from care settings such as nurseries and schools, due to this policy the child is protected. ...read more.

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Policies and procedures ensure children and young people are looked after in the correct manner this include treating them with respect, not hullmilating or bullying them in any way, this policy enables parents to know that their children are in a safe enviorment and they are fully cared for. Legislations and policies have been put in place to ensure that children are protected whist being looked after against individual's who may be seen an unsuitable to work with children. For example someone who has abused children should never be allowed to work within a setting where there are children. 'The Protection of Children Act 1999 came into force in October 2000 and introduced the Protection of Children Act (PoCA) List in which the Secretary of State has a duty to record the names of individuals who are considered unsuitable to work with children.' According to the protection of children act 1999 Child care organisations proposing to offer individuals employment in child care positions must not employ individuals whose names are included on the PoCA List or List 99 (on the grounds that they are unsuitable to work with children) and must cease to employ such individuals in child care positions if they subsequently discover that they are included on these Lists. Reference: Warick volutaers. Condidentially polciy www.warwick.ac.uk/about/community/volunteers/vols/policies/confidentiality/ 7/12/2006 Teacher net,Protection of Children Act 1999 and the POCA List www.teachernet.gov.uk/wholeschool/familyandcommunity/childprotection/poca/ - 1 - ...read more.

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