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I'm trying to put together a resource about all the legislations that relate to the childcare sector (nurseries, schools, home-based childcare, etc) and to be honest I'm quite daunted by the task I've set myself! So any help would be appreciated :)


A list of some of the ones I've got so far include:


The Children Act 1989

Education Act

Protection of children 1999

Sexual offences act 2003

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

Data Protection Act 1984

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

Human Rights Act 1989

Mental Health Act 1983

Race Relations Act 1976

Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001


I know it looks quite a good list but I know that there are more, I just can't think of them. COSHH; Fire Safety and First Aid regulations should be in there but I haven't got around to looking into those yet (!!) Someone today suggested to me to include employment laws as well, which I hadn't even thought of.


Any ideas of where I should be looking? Most of the above I researched after finding them in my old childcare text book


So I was just wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give ideas/advice/point me in the right direction

Thanks in advance :)

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Thanks Janice, that's a brilliant link! :o


Also, thanks to Lolo. I can't believe I hadn't thought of Every Child Matters!


Any other help would be gratefully received. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to pick everyone's brains some more before I get this finished!



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