Current (2018) Guide to Safeguarding Children Legislation names all important legislation impacting on safeguarding children and young people.
The main pieces of legislation and guidance concerning safeguarding that all practitioners should be aware of include:
The Children Act 1989 (as amended).
The Children and Social Work Act 2017.
The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.
Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018
Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018
GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.
Information Sharing: Advice for Practitioners 2018.
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Between Children in Schools and Colleges (guidance document) 2018.
Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
Childcare Act 2006 (as amended in 2018).