1. Outline the current legislation covering the home based childcare, and the role of regulatory bodies.
There are many different Legislation being brought out in place to help maintain and improve services, for example;
Every Child Matters
In 2003, the Government made a new legislation called Every Child Matters. This was published due to a report into the death of Victoria Climbié. There was a wide discussion between people working in children's services, with parents, children and young people. Following the discussion, the Government published Every Child Matters: the Next Steps and passed the Children Act 2004, providing the …show more content…
Ofsted assess children services in local areas and inspect services for looked after children, safeguarding and child protection. Ofsted's job is to check places that adults, young people and children are looked after and the people who look after adults, children and young people. They check to see if people are doing a good job in looking after, if they are not they try to help them get better.
Ofsted inspect children services e.g. childminders, schools, nursery's, adult learning and skill’s centres etc. to see if the standard of care for adults, children and young people, after their inspections they carry out a report of what they have found, where you will receive a grade (Grade 1 Outstand, Grade 2 Good, Grade 3 Requires Improvement and Grade 4 Inadequate) depending on your grade some inspectors will have to revisit you for a second report where you must improve your grade to stay open or in business.
Ofsted's job is to make sure that all adults, children and young people who are being cared for are safe, being looked after properly, to improve children's services, to make sure children's services focus on the interests of the children and young people, parents, adult learners and employers who use them and also to see that the services for children are efficient and effective.
Ofsted’s Strategic Plan 2011-2015 sets out how they will try to fulfil their responsibilities to inspect and regulate services for children, young people and