Health and Social Unit 7.1

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  • Health and Social Unit 7.1
    • Childrens act 1989 & 2004
      • Paramount principle is putting children first in all decisions that include them
      • Puts into place minimum standards and regular inspections for nurseries and residential schools.
      • Initially designed to ensure that all local authorities were making equal provision to support children, young people and their families.
      • Provides children with the right to be protected from ‘significant harm’ whether from their parents or someone else
      • Baby P- Abused by his mum and her boyfriend. Doctors incapable of seeing signs that he was being abuse For example, didnt notice he had a broken back
      • Every Child Matters (ECM) is a UK government initiative for England and Wales
        • The policy was designed for anyone who works with children and parents alike. Every Child Matters covers children and young adults up to the age of 19, or 24 for those with disabilities.
        • In order to do this the Government wanted to make sure that every child had the support they needed to:Stay healthy.    Be safe. Achieve economicallyContribute to society positively  Enjoy life
      • Positives of this act
        • Paramountcy Principle – All agencies will promote the idea that children's welfare is paramount.
        • Legislation is designed to protect and safeguard children by empowering them.
        • Sets out clear procedures and policies to work in line with.
      • Negatives of this act
        • Children still slip through the net
          • Baby P- Abused by his mum and her boyfriend. Doctors incapable of seeing signs that he was being abuse For example, didnt notice he had a broken back
        • Dependent on information which social services can then act upon. Without the right information they may be unable to do anything.
        • Can interfere too much
    • Disability discrimination act
      • A disability is defined as having a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’  negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities
      • There are 6 types of discrimination
        • Direct discrimination Occurs when someone is treated less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic.
        • Discrimination by association Occurs when someone is directly discriminated against because they are associated with another person who possesses a protected characteristic.
        • Discrimination by perception Occurs when someone is directly discriminated against because others think that they possess a particular protected characteristic.
        • Indirect discrimination Occurs when there is a rule or policy that applies to everyone but disadvantages a person with a particular protected characteristic.
        • Harassment Occurs when there is behaviour that is deemed offensive by the recipient
        • Victimisation Occurs when someone is treated badly because they have made or supported a complaint or grievance under this Equality Act 2010.
      • The Act aims to promote the rights of disabled people with regards to employment, access to goods and services and education. It makes it illegal for an organisation to treat disabled people less equally or favourably than anyone else unless it can be justified.
      • Positives of this act
        • The act makes it illegal to discriminate against disabled people
        • Disabled people will feel empowered and their self worth will improve
      • Negatives of this act
        • Some people still do not work within the principles of the act
    • The Human Rights Act 1998
      • The Act ensures that every citizen in the UK is entitled to basic rights and freedoms.
      • Rights protected under this act
        • Right to marry
        • Right to Life
        • Freedom of speech
        • Right to a fair trial


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