1.1 Outline Current legislation covering home based childcare and the regulatory bodies
Information sheet to parents
I would like to let you know as a parent that there are various legislations and regulatory bodies which I am required by law to work by and register with. These are in place to provide childminders a framework to work by to ensure key requirements of care are implemented and that each and every child receives the best possible safe, supportive and professional care.
The Children’s Act 2004 – The act lays out registration and inspection arrangements, providing for an integrated education and care framework for the Early Years and general childcare registers. It ...view middle of the document...
Children are covered by this legislation as they are persons in the eyes of the law.
The Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2006 - This relates to basic hygiene requirements, although not currently law it is good practice to have a certificate.
RIDDOR 1995 (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations)
The act specifies what kind of accidents and incidents that happen in the work place are required to be reported to RIDDOR.
The Equality Act 2010 – The act refers to the protection of rights of all against discrimination, the act covers nine protected characteristics. The characteristics applying to home-based childcare include disability, race, religion or belief and gender.
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 – this act defines the structure of regulation and enforcement of health, safety and welfare in the UK.
Data Protection 1998 – It protects sensitive personal data being published without a person’s consent. Where children are involved consent has...