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CCLD 305

Outcome: 305.1
Factsheet - Legislative Framework

There are many agencies and authorities that are involved in safeguarding children within
childcare settings and schools who must implement and adhere to current legislation,
which relates to safeguarding children and promotes inclusion.


• The Children Act 1989

• United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

• Working Together 1999

• Every Child Matters 2004

• Education Act 2002

• DFES Safeguarding Children DFES/115/2004

• Children Act 2004


• Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001

• Race Relations Act 1975 and 1986

• Childcare Act 2006

A childcare setting, whether it is an early years setting/school/play scheme has a duty to

safeguard children, therefore, it is an important institution with regards to safeguarding
children/young people.

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