Know about legislation affecting schools - 4.1, 4.2, 4.3.
4.1 Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools.
4.2 Explain how legislation affects how school works.
4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exist to monitor and enforce the legislative framework,
* General bodies such as the Health and safety executive
* School specific regulatory bodies
The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008.
The main purpose of this Law is to improve, in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (except Sark) the rules in relation to children and their families.
Precautions are made to ensure all the children’s adequate needs are met and to support Parents, Families and others caring for or working with children. Giving specific guidelines to follow for the protection of all children. This enables everyone involved with children the guidance of duties of care, powers and rights and sets out specific objectives for the care of every young person under 18 years.
At St Sampson’s High school I feel our most important Policy relating to The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 is ‘The Child Protection Policy’
There are 4 Purposes within this policy.
1. To assert and protect the rights of students.
2. To promote the students Physical and Mental Health, Emotional development and welfare.
3. To inform staff of the nature of child abuse. The main categories are Physical abuse, Neglect, Failure to thrive, Sexual and Emotional abuse and grave concern.
The Children Law (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 states that all States Departments have a duty to work together and share information to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. (http://www.childrenlaw.gg)
This is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering any of the categories of abuse and to prevent them from offending.
All island schools are required...