I make sure I go by all these in my work role so I know I’m safeguarding the children to the best of my ability. Observing and assessing children’s development is essential so you are alert to anything that is not expected of that child at their development, we should also keep parents/careers up to date. Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals by protecting them from any harm weather it’s physical or psychological. IN our nursery we safeguard children by * Setting clear boundaries for children’s behaviour and using strategies to discourage behaviour which could harm others. We do this according to their developmental stage.
Unit 4 E1 & D1 The Health and Safety Act 1974 Childcare Act 2006 Children’s Act 2004 COSHH Regulation 2002 RIDDOR 1995 The Health and Safety Act 1974 This legislation is important as it keeps everyone in a safe environment. There are policies and procedures set within all settings so that everyone is protected and know what to do in case of accidents or serious matters. There must be a ration of staff members to children depending on their age range. When joining a setting as a practitioner you will need a CRB check so that the supervisor knows that you don’t have a criminal record. This legislation is also about working with parents and other professionals and keeping everyone safe.
CYP 3.3 Task 3 It is important that school and further education provide a safe enviroment for a child or young person to learn and thrive. This is only possible when theier health , safety and wellbeing is not being compromised. Education is important for a person to flourish and empower them to achieve a life outside of poverty and sometimes away from harm. To do this we need to follow policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people , and the adults who work with them. All adults with whom have contact with the children should be CRB checks, this checks and criminal records and background.
At our primary school, (Blakesley Hall) we have a Data Protection Act policy. The Data Protection Act was created in 1998. The aim of confidentiality at a school is to ensure the child is protected at all times, monitor their progress and to give members of staff guidance as to their legal and professional job roles. Blakesley Hall Primary School strives to keep the children safe, secure and successful. They want to create a safe and secure learning environment in order to keep the children safe from danger and make them feel as though every child matters.
SHC 34: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1: Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. When you are described as having a duty of care it means that you have a responsibility to ensure that others are not in any danger or in the way of harm during a particular task or activity. It includes making sure that you pay appropriate attention to others whilst observing the area for potential hazards, mistakes or accidents along with being able to make clear and concise decisions and choices about the steps that need to be taken in a particular role. If a roles requires a duty of care and the individual in that role fails to provide the duty of care then negligence may occur, as a result of this they will be held accountable and action may be taken. There is a benchmark which is the standard of care this describes the minimum quality and amount of care that needs to be provided under a duty of care.
Unit title: Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit number: SHC 32 1.2 – Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards Children deserve the best possible care for their well-being and development. When parents opt to make use of centre-based settings (kindergartens, play schools, nurseries etc) it is important that the persons assigned with the care of their children, do give the best alternative care possible and the standards are maintained to ensure the safety and well-being of the child. Practitioners should be qualified and trustworthy persons who are able and trained to respond appropriately to the children’s different needs. Practitioners are committed at all times to ensure the safety and welfare of the children. Children often challenge their own abilities but are not always able to recognise the risks involved therefore they need to be supervised closely to prevent and reduce the severity of injury.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that all employers must meet certain rules to make sure people are safe at work and no risk of injury to anyone. It states that where children are looked after and educated, the buildings must in good condition and designed with the users in mind. They must be clean and safe and equipment safely stored. They must promote the health and safety of children. This act also makes sure people who work in a setting are protected from
Unit 4 Keeping Children Safe E1.) Identify legislation which influences healthy, safe and secure environments for early year’s settings. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 helps keep the employees safe from all hazards that may occur when working in any environment. Also the employees must take some of the responsibilities of themselves and others working around with them. They must display a Health and Safety poster where it can visible to everyone working.
Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. As well as having a safeguarding policy of our own at school, I am aware that Stoke-on-Trent City Council has its own safeguarding policy. This requires all organisations that work with children to co-operate to keep children safe from harm. The Stoke-on-Trent safeguarding children’s board is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments working within the area work in unity to support the welfare and safety of children. They monitor the success of the work that is done by local agencies to guarantee that all practitioners within the area have a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures, policies and requirements.
TDA 2.9: Supporting Children and Young People’s positive behaviour. 1.2. Describe with examples the importance of all staff consistently and fairly applying boundaries and rules for children and young people’s behaviour in accordance with the policies and procedures of the setting. Boundaries: These are the limits within which behaviour is acceptable or what may, and may not be done. Boundaries are there to guide children and young people’s behaviour in the setting and it is very important for all staffs to consistently apply these boundaries fairly.