Research Safeguarding Case Studies and the Outcomes
Baby P was a 17 month-old boy who died in 2007 after suffering a series of injuries. He suffered from over 50 injuries within a period of 8 months. In December 2006 a GP noticed bruising on Peter’s hands and chest. Baby P’s mother, Tracey Connelly, was arrested and the care of Baby Peter was handed over to a family friend, however Baby P returned to his mother in January 2007. Within a period of a few months Baby P was admitted to hospital on two occasions with injuries including bruising, scratches and swelling on the side of his head.
In June 2007 a social worker observed marks on peter and informed the police. A medical examination concluded that these injuries were due …show more content…
Some workers are not entitled to statutory rights. They are:- * Anyone who is not an employee, for example, an agency or freelance worker. However most workers are entitled to certain rights such as the national minimum wage, limits on working time and other health and safety rights, the right not to be discriminated against and paid holiday. Rights under the contract of employment
The contract of employment is the agreement made between the employer and the employee. This could be in the form of a written agreement or what has been verbally agreed between them.
The contract of employment will also include ‘custom and practice’ agreements. These are how things are usually done in the workplace. Although this is not mentions in the written contract this will for part of the contract or employment as it is usual practice. Illegal contracts of employment
Some contracts of employment will be illegal if:- * The employee gets all or part of their wages as ‘cash in hand’; and * Tax and national insurance contributions are not paid; and * The employee knows they are being paid this way to avoid paying national insurance and tax.