Article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, alternately or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’. Those countries which signed up to the Treaty, including the UK in 1991, are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each of the articles. Children Act 19th mains points of this act are that the welfare of the child is the paramount consideration. Wherever possible, children should be brought up and cared for within their own families.
Parents with children in need should be helped to bring up their children themselves; this help would be provided as a service to the hill and his family and should; be provided in partnership with the parents; meet each child’s identified needs; be appropriate to the child’s race, culture, religion and language; be open to effective independent representations and complaints procedures; draw upon effective partnership between the local authority and other agencies, including voluntary agencies.
Education Act 2002 This sets out the responsibilities of the local authorities, head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body. It is to ensure that these people do everything in their power to keep children safe and free from harm.
Children Act thesis act provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters it includes the requirement for all agencies to work closer together to form a net of services for all, a common assessment of children’s needs to be used also for there to be a shared database of information that is relevant to the safety and welfare of children, and to give earlier support for parents who are having problems.
Vetting and Barring Scheme (Disclosure and Barring) The disclosure and Barring Service DB’S) helps employers to make safer recruitment decisions and to prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRAB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (SIS). They are responsible for: processing requests for criminal records checks deciding whether it is appropriate for a person to be placed on or removed from a barred list placing or removing people from the DB’S children’s barred list and adults’ barred list for England, Wales and Northern Ireland