Legislation portfolio Essay examples

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Below is a Portfolio of Legislation. It provides a brief description/explanation of the legislation. Its very import that schools and their staff of aware and familiar with the legislation as this is where the policies and procedures that we work to come from, or link to. Without legislation then there would be no rules or equality, especially in how we look to protect our children and the staff.

Portfolio of Legislation
Legislation and Regulations
Reference to Unit and assessment criteria
Children Act 1989
Unit 6: 4.1 and 4.2. Unit 8: 1.4
The act focuses on the welfare of the child and states that the court should consider a child’s welfare as paramount.
Its states a child ideally is best cared for by their family.
Duties/responsibilities have been allocated to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies to ensure that children are safeguarded with their welfare being paramount.
It looks at the harm the child may suffer or has already suffered.
It takes into account the child’s wishes and needs.
The parent’s abilities to meet the needs of a child and the power of the courts.
Children Act 2004 / Every Child Matters
Unit 6: 4.1 and 4.2. Unit 8: 1.4
This is an act of the UK Parliament
It makes amendments to the Children’s act 1989, which was mainly amended following the Victoria Colimbie case.
It brings all local government services regarding children’s education and welfare under statutory authority.
Following Lord Laming’s report on the death of Victoria Colimbie the green paper was produced states five outcomes which are said to be the most important by children:
Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Achieve Economic Wellbeing, Make a Positive Contribution and Enjoy and Achieve.
Data Protection Act 1998
Unit 1: 3.1, Unit 2, Unit 5: 1.1, Unit 11: 1.1 and 1.5
Everyone who uses data is required to follow strict rules regarding the storing and sharing of it.
The Act controls how your personal information is used/shared by organisations and Government.
Data should only be used for its specific stated purpose.
Data should be used fairly, lawfully and accurately.
The data needs to be kept safe and secure.
Common Assessment Framework
Unit 11: 1.1 and 1.5
CAF is a tool that has been standardised for use across all children’s services.
It is used to identify and assess children and your people’s needs and how they can be met as early as possible.
It brings all services together to provide a greater service for the child and again ensure their needs are met.
It’s a tool used to help identify children, young people and their families who may experience problems or who are vulnerable to poor outcomes.
Children Act 2006
Unit 6: 4.1 and 4.2.
This is pioneering legislation that was passed by parliament in July 2006 as it’s the first ever legislation that is specifically directed at Early Years and childcare.
It takes forward some of the commitments for the Ten Year strategy that was published in 2004.
The act also simplifies the Early Years regulation and inspection arrangements.
The acts states the importance of the role of Local Authorities and gives a set of new duties: to improve the five Every Child Matters outcomes for all pre-school children and reduce inequalities in these outcomes. Secure childcare for working parents. Provide a better parental information service.
COSHH Regulations 2013
Unit 6: 4.1 and 4.2. Unit 8: 1.4
COSHH stands for ‘the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health.
The regulations state that employers have a duty to protect its employees and others from substances that are hazardous to health.
This can be by risk assessment, safe storage, training and the control of exposure.
There is also a responsibility on employees to protect themselves from exposure of substances that are hazardous to health.
Care Standards Act 2000
Unit 8: 1.4
This Act is to establish a National Care Standards Commission.
It makes a provision for the registration and regulation of children’s homes, hospitals, care homes, family centers,