Legislation regarding Childcare

Theme 2

Legislation, Frameworks &

Professional Practice

Part 1: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

 

  1. The safety and wellbeing of children is paramount and forms part of your duty of care in light of related legislations.

 

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the early year’s practitioner in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.

 

  • Describe the lines of reporting and responsibility to meet the safeguarding, protection and welfare requirements of children.

 

  • Explain the boundaries of confidentiality in relation to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children. Remember to include GDPR.

 

  • Analyse the benefits of partnership working in the context of safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.

 

  1. Responding to evidence or concerns a child may have been abused or suffered some harm needs your full understanding.

 

Through researching the above legislation and looking into your setting policies and procedures complete the following points:

•           Explain child protection in relation to safeguarding.

  • Describe signs, symptoms, indicators and behaviours that may cause concern relating to:
  • domestic abuse
  • neglect
  • physical abuse
  • emotional abuse
  • sexual abuse.
  • Describe actions to take if harm or abuse is suspected and/or disclosed.

 

  • Explain the rights of children and parents/carers in situations where harm or abuse is suspected or alleged.

 

  • Explain the responsibilities of the early year’s practitioner in relation to whistleblowing.

    III) Through reading past serious case reviews like Baby P or Victoria Climbie you will then be able to complete the following points:

 

  • Explain why serious case reviews are required.
  • Analyse how serious case reviews inform practice.

 

Part 2: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

 

  1. Firstly, look up and research all legislation relating to the health and safety of children and cover the following points:
  • summarise current legislation and guidelines relating to the health and safety of children
  • identify policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of children
  • analyse how legislation and guidelines for health and safety inform day to day work with children.

 

  1. Monitoring arrival and collection times of children contributes to health and safety procedures.

 

Please describe here a safe collection and registering of children into the setting to give parents faith in your safety.

 

  • When planning for children to play and develop you need to take a balanced approach to enable them to manage own risk, why is this so important in childcare?

 

  1. Each setting will have its own procedures for implementing safety checks and monitoring any concerns, now explain how you will do this.

 

 

Part 3: Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

 

  1. Research policies for equality, diversity and inclusive practice. You may wish to include a policy from your own setting. Use these policies as examples to help you to:

 

  • Identify legislation, policies and procedures relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice.

 

  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the early year’s practitioner in supporting equality, diversity and inclusive practice.

 

 

Part 4: Working in Partnership

 

  1. Consider your role as an early year practitioner and those you work with both internal and external when working in partnership and give reasons why you do so.

 

  1. You will need to follow certain procedures when partnership working, please summarise here all policies and legalisation you adhere to. Remember to include GDPR.

 

  • Covering the following points please evaluate how partnership working:
  • Meets children’s individual needs.
  • Safeguards children.
  • Supports a child’s transition.

 

  1. A child may come from a different family structure to you or other children in the setting, explain them here.

 

  1. There will be many benefits of working with others for a child or family in your setting, please analyse them here fully.

 

  1. As a practitioner, you may see a family needs support in some way, identify those needs here and what support you would or could give.

 

  1. Often partnership working can be a challenge or unsuccessful, describe the sorts of barriers you may encounter and alongside give the strategies to overcome the barriers.

 

  1. Partnership working can be very complex for a variety of reasons, evaluate them here.

 

  • You may have to at some point disclose information and need to keep confidentiality, keeping that in mind. Analyse the potential tension in doing so and meeting the following points:

 

  • Poor practice has been identified.
  • A child is at risk.
  • You suspect a crime has or about to be committed.

 

Part 5: Engage in Professional Development

 

  1. Continuing professional development is key to learning and progressing in any career.

 

  • Explain professional development.
  • Describe methods for identifying professional development opportunities.

 

  1. Research theoretical perspectives in relation to professional development and look at how it promotes reflection.

 

  • Now summarise those theoretical perspectives on reflection in relation to professional development.
  • Analyse your own development and what you need to be a practitioner meeting what is needed, review the role of a practitioner in relation to the EYFS.
  • Think about the curriculum within your setting! Now how of you keep up to date and maintain current knowledge across all of the curriculum.
  • Look at your area you live and work in and link any potential training or updates you can attend that will enhance your development within the early year’s sector.
  • Over time you would have been reflecting on your practice! Now describe how that reflecting has improved your way of working, has made you want to change anything for the better.
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