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 ⇒ NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner ⇒ EYP 4: Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings ⇒ 1.1 Outline the legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information sharing and promoting the welfare of babies and young children

1.1 Outline the legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information sharing and promoting the welfare of babies and young children

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Unit: EYP 4: Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand legislation and guidelines for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Outline the legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information sharing and promoting the welfare of babies and young children

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  • Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) – sets out role, responsibilities and best practices for agencies and organisations that come into contact with children including early years settings, social services, care providers and police.
  • Protection of Children Act 1999 and Disclosure & Barring service (DBS) – requires a list to be kept of persons considered unsuitable to work with children. Anyone working with children should be checked against the list to ensure that they do not pose a risk – this is called a DBS check.
  • The Children Act 2004 – it is illegal to hit a child if it leaves a lasting mark on the skin or causes mental harm. Local agencies must work in partnership to safeguarding children and promote their wellbeing.
  • EYFS (Section 3 – Safeguarding Requirements)
  • Counter-Terrorism & Security Act 2015 (including PREVENT duty) – steps to prevent children and young people from becoming radicalised
  • Data Protection Act 2018 & GDPR – ensures confidentiality and security of the personal information of staff, children and families
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