Presentation on theme: "Legislation and Working Practices. AIM: To understand the importance of policy and legislation To identify & summarise Key legislation To examine policies."— Presentation transcript:
AIM: To understand the importance of policy and legislation To identify & summarise Key legislation To examine policies and procedures from settings To discuss the importance of integrated working
Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults is based in legislation and policy placing certain duties and responsibilities on agencies to investigate and/or work together.
Legislation and Policy Policy is a document that outlines what a government is going to do and what it can achieve for the society as a whole. It also outlines the methods and principles that the government use to achieve its goals. Legislation is another term meaning statutory law. Legislation can also mean the process of making the law.
Key Policy and Legislation – Children Children Act 1989 UNCRC 1989 Protection of Children Act 1999 Adoption and Children Act 2002 Every Child Matters 2003 National Service Framework 2004 Children Act 2004 Childcare Act 2006 Local Safeguarding Children Board functions What to do if you are worried a child is being abused 2006 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education 2007 Children and Young People Act 2008 Laming reports (Climbie Inquiry, The Protection of Children Progress) Working Together to Safeguard Children 2010
Key Policy and Legislation – Adults Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 Family Law Act 1996 National Service Framework 2004 Local Safeguarding Adults Board functions No Secrets 2000 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Mental Health Act 1983/2007 Human Rights Act 1998 Care Standards Act 2000 Sexual Offences Act 2003 Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004 Safeguarding Adults 2005 Mental Capacity Act 2005 Health and Social Care Act 2008 Deprivation of Liberty 2009 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 Equality Act 2010
Protection, Justice and Empowerment Government has pointed to three key concepts involved in safeguarding: Protection - Government has an important role in the protection of members of the public from harm – before harm has happened and after it has happened. Justice - Government has an important role in facilitating justice where vulnerable adults become the victims of crime Empowerment - Government has a role in the empowerment of people at risk. To empower them to recognise, avoid and stop harm; to empower them to make decisions based on informed choices, to balance taking risks with quality of life decisions; and to empower people if they have been harmed, to heal and to live with self- confidence and self determination.
You will need to identify Strengths and weaknesses of legislation What works? Why? What doesn’t? Why?
Strategies and practices Safeguarding Policy – share, update, review Robust & effective policies & procedures Integrated working Working with families CAF Safe recruitment Effective Management & Support Induction, training & supervision Shared value base Recording and reporting procedures Open & transparent practice Victim voice Health and welfare of staff Assessments
Challenges to integrated working Vision and culture - lack of a shared vision undermines interdisciplinary working Resources - overcoming financial differences is the biggest challenge. Time Location Roles and Responsibilities Trust Confidentiality Lack of respect Segregated training
Working Practice & Strategies to Minimise Abuse