Cypop5 Task 1

CYPOP5 TASK 1

1.1- Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare and the role of regulatory bodies.

Children Act 1989
Children Act 2004
Childcare Act 2006

The Children Act was first introduced in 1989. The law acknowledged that all children had rights, it stated: ???The needs of the child are paramount???.
In 2004 the revised Children Act was written after the abuse and death of Victoria Climbie. It arose from the green paper ???Every child matters??? identifying 5 outcomes/goals for all children.

? Be Healthy – Living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying good physical, mental and emotional health.
? Staying Safe – To ensure that children are always being protected from any harm or neglect.
? Enjoy and Achieve – For children to enjoy life experiences and education whilst developing skills for adult hood.
? Make a Positive Contribution – Being involved with the community.
? Achieve Economic Well-being – Developing self-confidence and achieve their full potential. Preparing learners with the skills and knowledge needed in life.

Within Childcare act 2006 there are a number of changes. These changes were made to the legislation specificity for children in foster homes, adoption agencies, baby sitting, childminding and the handling of child related crime.

These changes were –

? The Early Years Foundation Stage. The EYFS seeks to provide quality and consistency, a secure foundation, good partnerships working between practitioners and parents/carers and equality of opportunity.
? Ofsted registers. This application decides whether you are suitable to be registered on the childcare register.
? Children centres and extended schools.
? Free early years funding for 3 and 4 year olds.
? Duty on local authorities to ensure sufficient childcare information.

Equality Act 2010

This act simplifies the current laws and puts them all together in one piece of legislation also making some areas of the law stronger. It ensures that all different groups of people, (disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age) are treated fairly.

As a childminder I will make responsible adjustments to ensure children and their families can access my service regardless of their individual needs, for example:

? All relevant business documentation is made accessible and understood by parents/carers. If they are struggling to understand I will ask if another member of the family could help and would talk through were necessary instead of sending a written email or I would be happy to find a translation service to help.
? Ensure all attitudes regarding discrimination and inclusion are reflected positively within my setting.
? All resources and training needs will be met so I can provide the appropriate environment for children in my care.
? Relevant information is collected from parents/carers when the child starts, this will enable me to meet all the childs needs.
? I will provide risk assessments for my home and outings. Accessibility and equality of opportunity will be reflected in these documents.

Data Protection Act 1998

As a childminder I will be holding personal information like names and addresses, emergency contacts, accounts accident/injury records, contracts, daily diaries and photographs.
This act protects the sensitive personal data of an individual and prevents personal information being passed on without consent. Organisations processing personal data on an electronic device must notify the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995

This act specifies what kind of accidents and incidents that happen in the work place are required to be reported to Ofsted by law. Employers and other people in charge of work premises report and keep records of –

? The death of a child while on the premises, or later, as the result of something that happened while the child was in my care.
? Death or serious accident or serious injury to any other person on your premises (childcare registered only).
? Serious injuries.
? Where a child in your care is taken to hospital.
? Any significant event which is likely to affect the suitability to care for children.

The Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage states, ???Notifications must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable, but at least within 14 days of the allegations being made???.
You are not required to inform Ofsted of minor injuries but you must keep a record of these incidents for Ofsted to view at an inspection. When an accident or injury is sustained by a child under my care I will inform the parent/carer the same day, normally when the child is collected. I will ask the parent/carer to view the recorded incident from the accident book and sign to say they have read and understood it.

The Role of Regulatory bodies

The regulatory body in England is Ofsted. Ofsted provide registration to all childcare providers around the UK. All childcare providers must work alongside the published standards and procedures to ensure they are able to demonstrate high quality of care.
Ofsted will follow up on registrants through –

? Inspection: Ofsted will carry out an inspection on the premisses you are running your business from and the practice you provide. They will submit a report which is available to view online.

? Registration: This will require enhanced CRB checks on all adults over the age of 16 years who live in your home.

? Investigation : If you receive a complaint or concern Ofsted will carry out an inspection to make sure your childcare service meets all EYFS safe guarding welfare requirements. These include –
Child protection
Suitable people
Staff qualifications, training, support and skills
Key person
Child ratios
Health
Managing behaviour
Safety and suitability of premises and equipment
Equal opportunities
Information and records
Complaints

? Enforcement: Ofsted can give you actions to improve if you do not meet the welfare requirements.

The regulatory bodies ensure children receive the best possible care in all the settings the child attends away from their home. Childminders are required to register to make sure they follow the same structure of care learning and development. This structure is implemented to help providers create a high quality of care which is welcoming, safe and stimulating, a place where all children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence.

CYPOP5 TASK 1

1.1- Outline the current legislation covering home based childcare and the role of regulatory bodies.

Children Act 1989
Children Act 2004
Childcare Act 2006

The Children Act was first introduced in 1989. The law acknowledged that all children had rights, it stated: ???The needs of the child are paramount???.
In 2004 the revised Children Act was written after the abuse and death of Victoria Climbie. It arose from the green paper ???Every child matters??? identifying 5 outcomes/goals for all children.

? Be Healthy – Living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying good physical, mental and emotional health.
? Staying Safe – To ensure that children are always being protected from any harm or neglect.
? Enjoy and Achieve – For children to enjoy life experiences and education whilst developing skills for adult hood.
? Make a Positive Contribution – Being involved with the community.
? Achieve Economic Well-being – Developing self-confidence and achieve their full potential. Preparing learners with the skills and knowledge needed in life.

Within Childcare act 2006 there are a number of changes. These changes were made to the legislation specificity for children in foster homes, adoption agencies, baby sitting, childminding and the handling of child related crime.

These changes were –

? The Early Years Foundation Stage. The EYFS seeks to provide quality and consistency, a secure foundation, good partnerships working between practitioners and parents/carers and equality of opportunity.
? Ofsted registers. This application decides whether you are suitable to be registered on the childcare register.
? Children centres and extended schools.
? Free early years funding for 3 and 4 year olds.
? Duty on local authorities to ensure sufficient childcare information.

Equality Act 2010

This act simplifies the current laws and puts them all together in one piece of legislation also making some areas of the law stronger. It ensures that all different groups of people, (disability, race, religion or belief, gender, age) are treated fairly.

As a childminder I will make responsible adjustments to ensure children and their families can access my service regardless of their individual needs, for example:

? All relevant business documentation is made accessible and understood by parents/carers. If they are struggling to understand I will ask if another member of the family could help and would talk through were necessary instead of sending a written email or I would be happy to find a translation service to help.
? Ensure all attitudes regarding discrimination and inclusion are reflected positively within my setting.
? All resources and training needs will be met so I can provide the appropriate environment for children in my care.
? Relevant information is collected from parents/carers when the child starts, this will enable me to meet all the childs needs.
? I will provide risk assessments for my home and outings. Accessibility and equality of opportunity will be reflected in these documents.

Data Protection Act 1998

As a childminder I will be holding personal information like names and addresses, emergency contacts, accounts accident/injury records, contracts, daily diaries and photographs.
This act protects the sensitive personal data of an individual and prevents personal information being passed on without consent. Organisations processing personal data on an electronic device must notify the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995

This act specifies what kind of accidents and incidents that happen in the work place are required to be reported to Ofsted by law. Employers and other people in charge of work premises report and keep records of –

? The death of a child while on the premises, or later, as the result of something that happened while the child was in my care.
? Death or serious accident or serious injury to any other person on your premises (childcare registered only).
? Serious injuries.
? Where a child in your care is taken to hospital.
? Any significant event which is likely to affect the suitability to care for children.

The Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage states, ???Notifications must be made as soon as is reasonably practicable, but at least within 14 days of the allegations being made???.
You are not required to inform Ofsted of minor injuries but you must keep a record of these incidents for Ofsted to view at an inspection. When an accident or injury is sustained by a child under my care I will inform the parent/carer the same day, normally when the child is collected. I will ask the parent/carer to view the recorded incident from the accident book and sign to say they have read and understood it.

The Role of Regulatory bodies

The regulatory body in England is Ofsted. Ofsted provide registration to all childcare providers around the UK. All childcare providers must work alongside the published standards and procedures to ensure they are able to demonstrate high quality of care.
Ofsted will follow up on registrants through –

? Inspection: Ofsted will carry out an inspection on the premisses you are running your business from and the practice you provide. They will submit a report which is available to view online.

? Registration: This will require enhanced CRB checks on all adults over the age of 16 years who live in your home.

? Investigation : If you receive a complaint or concern Ofsted will carry out an inspection to make sure your childcare service meets all EYFS safe guarding welfare requirements. These include –
Child protection
Suitable people
Staff qualifications, training, support and skills
Key person
Child ratios
Health
Managing behaviour
Safety and suitability of premises and equipment
Equal opportunities
Information and records
Complaints

? Enforcement: Ofsted can give you actions to improve if you do not meet the welfare requirements.

The regulatory bodies ensure children receive the best possible care in all the settings the child attends away from their home. Childminders are required to register to make sure they follow the same structure of care learning and development. This structure is implemented to help providers create a high quality of care which is welcoming, safe and stimulating, a place where all children are able to enjoy learning and grow in confidence.

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