There are many pieces of legislation currently used to protect children and their parents whilst using home based care settings. I have outlined the four below that I feel would be most important for Anjum’s family to be aware of:
Children Act 2004
The Introduction of The Children Act was the first time that a UK law had acknowledged that children had rights. It Places responsibility on home based child carers to help a child meet the following five priority outcomes:
Be healthy – Ensuring the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the child.
Stay safe – protect the child from harm or neglect.
Enjoy and achieve – education, praise and play.
Make a positive contribution – give them a good start ensuring …show more content…
* In the course of caring for someone else’s child I will inevitably come across and will have to request confidential details about the child and its family. I will protect this information by keeping written records in a locked file and on computer files protected by passwords. * To break confidentially is completely unprofessional and the effect would therefore break down relationships with parents and consequently damaging my business. * However, if there was ever a raise for concern regarding a child’s well-being I would of course consult the necessary professional services and disclose personal information.
OFSTED and their varying roles
There are four main roles that the regulatory body OFSTED have to carry out to regulate child carer’s (outlined below) in order to ensure that all children receive the best possible care away from their homes. All carers MUST be registered by OFSTED, it is an offence to work with children and not be registered.
(Carers exempt from being registered are those who care for children for less than two hours a day and under six separate occasions a year)
A provider registered by OFSTED has to ensure