Level 3 Childcare Unit 3 Essay

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3Unit 3 - Supporting Children. (E1) * Data Protection Act 1998 * Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 * Fire Precautions Regulations * Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981 * Every Child Matters 2003 (E2)The Data Protection Act 1998 states that any data on the child or child’s family should be stored in a safe place and should be kept confidential; this means that it must only been seen by those people that need to see it with permission from the family. It also states that any information should not be kept longer than necessary and should be disposed of properly. This means that the any information about the child isn’t being put in the hands of the wrong people that could potentially hurt the child. 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. By law fire alarms should be tested regularly and record

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