Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018

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This piece of legislation is specifically aimed at professionals that work in the services that safeguard children. The Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 Act aims to help those working in safeguarding agencies understand what they need to do to promote the welfare of children. It outlines the central legal requirements – emphasizing the requirements that make an effective safeguarding system.

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Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022

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The Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 act, updated in September 2022, replacing all previous version that encompassed information, recruiting, management, allegations, and sexual violence within an educational setting. In particular, the updated Act incorporates the Department for Education’s advice on sexual violence and sexual harassment between children in schools and colleges, as well as setting out the regulations for schools of human rights and equality legislation.

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The Children and Social Work Act 2017

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The Children and Social Work Act 2017 was created to improve the welfare and safeguarding for looked-after children and regulate the work of social workers. It formed the foundations for the establishment of a new regulatory regime specifically for the social work profession in England. It also promoted the safeguarding of children by providing relationship guidance and the necessary teaching of sex education in schools.

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The Children and Families Act 2014

Vulnerable children often need better support from the care system as a result of separated parents or other instances. The Children and Families Act of 2014 created a new system to help these children – by helping the entire family. Among many aspects, it makes young and parent carer’s rights to support from councils clearer and reforms children’s residential care to make sure homes are safe and secure, improving the quality of care that vulnerable children receive.

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Children and Young Persons Act 2008

This act reformed much of the acre system that existed in England and Wales when it was introduced. It stated that both schools and local authorities to designate a member of staff or personal adviser to promote and care for the welfare of a children and young people. This is to ensure that their educational achievements reach each young person’s potential. It also requires local authorities to pay a bursary to children in care so they can undertake higher education.

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The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 is a key piece of legislation for businesses when they’re recruiting new staff members and volunteers. It was passed to help avoid businesses recruit people who are deemed unsuitable to work with children. It developed a centralised vetting process that all those who would potentially work closely with children need to go through.

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The Children Act 2004

The Children Act 2004 is not a replacement for the 1989 Act. After the Victoria Climbie inquiry, this legislation aims to improve and integrate children’s services by promoting early intervention. It encourages the inclusion of multi-disciplinary teams to achieve positive outcomes for children. The Children Act 2004 lays out the framework for better planning and delivery of children’s protective services. This includes better accountability for local council’s children’s services.

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The Education Act 2002

Following on from the Act’s introduction in 1996, the 2002 renewal set out requirements for schools, nurseries, and further education providers that would lay out the groundwork for safeguarding the welfare of children.  It requires anyone working with children to share their concerns when it relates to a child’s safety and wellbeing. The Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Act 2021 applied these guidelines to academies and independent training providers.

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The Education Act 1996

The Education Act addressed the need for statutory education guidance that covered compulsory school age and the role of local authorities in providing education for children. It also stated that it is the responsibility for parents or guardians to ensure that their child is in full time education when they are the outline compulsory age. Said education should fulfil the requirements of the child is they have any special needs, too.

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The Children Act 1989

Before the Children Act came into effect in 1989, there was no piece of legislation that covered child protection in the UK. The Act states that a child’s welfare is the paramount consideration of their upbringing. It details what local authorities and the courts should do to protect the welfare of children and charges local authorities with the duty to investigate. These include the ascertainable wishes and feelings of the child concerned, their physical, emotional and educational needs, and any harm which they have suffered or is at risk of suffering.

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