It helps to teach the older children to phone 9-1-1 in case you cannot do so or for them so seek help from other teachers or staff. Make sure staff knows how and when to shut off all utilities this could make the evacuation faster and safer. It is very important to stock emergency supplies and a disaster supplies kit. It would be of great help for all staff to attend First-Aid and CPR classes. Find two ways out of each room in the facility in case of entrapment.
Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 states that all accidents whether it be a staff accident or a child’s accident should be recorded. As part of this regulation all settings should provide an accident report book, most settings have separate books for children and staff. This ensures that other members of staff know of any accident that has happened and that the parents/carers of the child know about the accident, it is important that the child’s parent/carer signs the accident form to say they have seen it and are aware of the incident. Any accident that has happened to a member of staff that result in them being off work for three or more days or more serious accidents and outbreaks of disease should be reported to the Health and Safety Executive and if necessary letters must go out to parents explaining what has happened. Fire Precautions Regulations 1997 states that settings should have regular fire drills and the correct equipment such as fire alarms and fire extinguishers.
Child Safety Plan What is safety when it comes to childcare centers? Safety can mean many different things to different people, but one common thought is the quality of care and knowledge of how to prevent and handle any situation that could arise throughout the time while children are in the care of a facility. Safety is freedom from danger, harm, and fear. Children come to school to learn in a creative, controlled, happy and loving environment. Children cannot learn in environment that is not safe and teachers cannot teach in one that is not either.
Staff must always ensure the immediate safety of the child or young person by removing them from any situation where they may be at risk. In situations where harm or abuse in suspected all children, young people and carers have specific rights. All parties should be treated with respect and dignity. Any investigation
You must always be aware of yours and the children’s surroundings as it is your vigilance that will keep them safe until they are able to develop the cognitive and physical skills they need to care for themselves. Your duty of care to the children also requires you to be conversant in the settings emergency procedures, as there is no time to stop and read once the alarm has been raised, for example, a missing child. Every minute the child is missing, the higher the risk of them sustaining an injury, or being harmed by someone outside of the setting. In the event of an emergency your duty of care will also extend to the parents/carers aftercare, as they
First and foremost, it would be so important that the school would have help available instantly. This way an open line of communication could be started instantly. The sooner this happens, the sooner the students will feel confident and be able to move on from the tragedy. Seeing their peers experience similar
So if something at work is troubling you enough for you to mention it to your family or friends, please report it straight away. It is natural that you may feel unable to express your concerns out of a feeling of disloyalty, however, such feelings must never result in a potentially illegal or dangerous situation going unreported. This particularly applies where the welfare of children may be at risk: all staff have a duty to report any child protection concerns to their school’s designated person for child protection - make sure you know their name. Remember, it is often the most vulnerable children or young people who are targeted: they need someone like you to safeguard their welfare. Don't think “what if I'm wrong?” - think “what if I’m right?” What is a Whistleblowing Policy?
Field trips can be disastrous for teachers. So in a attempt to avoid such things I must ensure that my entire class have adequate care available to them so obtaining chaperones would be my next move. More so, I would ensure that the trip was age appropriate, that its physically conditions were suitable for my pupils and that mentally my class was ready and prepared to be there. I would have to be sure that I am aware of any handicaps my student may have and be aware of all allergies. I would need to have a first aid kit on site and if possible, pre-visit the location before I brought my class so that I can be pre-exposed to any dangers, health or safety hazards.
Learning disabilities in young children in school are commonly misunderstood and can affect the classroom and the other students, the child may require a treatment plan, and will have need of as much parental involvement as possible (NCLD, 2013). Learning how to identify learning disabilities is the first step in helping a child. Because of the extensive variations, there is no one symptom or profile that an individual can look for as evidence of a problem. Although, certain warning signs are more apparent than others at the different ages of children, and if an individual is attentive of what they are, an individual should be able to notice the signs and quickly take the actions to get the child some help. As parents, paying attention to the natural developmental signs of young children to teenagers is a vital part of detecting a learning disability.