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HYPERLINK “https://system.learningassistant.com/course/view_element.cfm?uuidNode=563ACD00-AB67-4707-A2959CB68F95FE9B” 2.2.1 – Understand legislation and guidelines for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.

Assessment Criteria
1.1 – Summarise current legislation and guidelines for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.

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Setting have a range of polices in which ensure the safety and well-being of the children in their care and these will set the responsibilities of the staff and the course of action that they must take. Polices must include parts which cover the following issues; Safeguarding, protecting, procedures for reporting, e-safety, bullying and cyber-bullying. All of the staff whining the setting has a duty to safeguard children. They must have a member of staff who is designated to take lead responsibility for the safeguarding of the children within each setting. They should also communicate with the local statutory children’s service agencies as appropriate. The lead should also have child protection training.

1.2 – Identify policies and procedures relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.

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The Children’s Act 1989, Provides a complete framework for the care and protection of children. It centres on the welfare of children up to their 18. It outlines parental duty and supports partnership working with parents.

The Children’s Act 2004, extended the 1989 Act and toughened the message that all organisations working with children have a duty in helping safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

Working together to safeguard children 1998 and 2006, This is where all the people that work with children make sure they all communicate and that they forward on information when the information needs to be passed to safeguard the children and keep them safe.

Data protection act 2000, the data protection act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. It was introduced to give individuals a right of access to personal data.

What to do if you’re worried that a child is being abused 2006-2015, this is to help those working with children safeguard and promote their welfare. It also looks at the actions you must a take if they are concerned.

The education act 2002, this sets out the guild of the local education authorities governing bodies, head teachers and every one working in schools to ensure that children are safe and not at harm