Policies are oftenly created by the governing bodies of the school in order for rules and regulations to be in place and enforced. When these policies are in place, it means there are some determined procedures of how schools operations are handled and all staff and pupils know about the expectation of them and act accordingly. This saves time, prevents confusion and unifies the school. To create a safe learning environment such policies are created which establish a safe physical and mental environment for the staff and students of the school. To achieve these, policies such as anti bullying policy, equal opportunity, fire drills and mental health guidelines etc are created.
SHC 34 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or Children’s and Young Peoples settings. 1.1 Duty of care means you have a role to care for and ensure others are not harmed. Within my setting we make sure we follow Every Child Matters which comes under the EYFS, following this means we make sure all children are safe, healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution, and achieving economic wellbeing. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals as keeping them safe comes under the Every Child Matters framework. You can ensure this is followed by taking all the necessary steps to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child, which are ensuring the building is safe and secure, this can be by having the school gates closed and locked so nobody can get in and out without permission and also having people sign in and out, having sensors doors around the school that can only be accessed with fobs.
CYP CORE 3.4: SUPPORT CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S HEALTH AND SAFETY 2.4 Health and safety risk assessments are monitored and reviewed usually by a member of staff responsible for ensuring that all risk assessment are carried out and the paperwork is completed in good time before the trip or activity is carried out. This is then checked and signed by the representative and by the head teacher to show that it has been completed correctly All members of staff including new staff, supply staff, students and volunteers must be made aware of the contents of the schools health and safety policy. A member of staff must be appointed to undertake specific duties relating to health and safety matters affecting the school. The policy must be reviewed
Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely. Health and safety guidance can be found in the EYFS and or the health and safety executive. In an early years setting there are legalisations. Legalisations are set by the law and must be carried out in every child care setting. The polices are put in place by the head teacher of the setting or the manager.
Describe how current health and safety legislation, policy and procedures are implemented in the setting. The head teacher is responsible for health and safety legislation, ensuring that the school meets the objectives are which set out by the policy and that the school policy is actively applied, and is regularly updated and revised, also that all health and safety guidance issued by the learning trust is available to all staff and that appropriate training is offered to help staff perform these tasks. Also to remove, contain or isolate as is appropriate any hazard on the school premises, if any to advise the learning trust and the governing body of any circumstances that restrict or obstruct implementation, also meet and consult regularly with the safety representatives and provide a health and safety report to the governing body upon demand. Also teachers are required to spot any hazards from day to day, to safe guard the children in their care, if there are any potential dangers it is the teachers responsibility to inform the head teacher of any hazards and to know the policy and implement it in their daily performance, if a child has a accident the teacher has to make sure that the details of all accidents are properly recorded, investigated and the head teacher is inform by the safety representatives (first aider) also to have regular liaison with safety representatives in the school. The school keeper or premises manager will make regular inspection of the school paying particular attention to building and to service condition that could extend to being a health and safety hazard, also ensuring that all emergency exits are clear and that any rubbish is not allowed to accumulate in or around the school as well as ensuring that the fire alarm system is tested regularly and to remove, isolate or contain any hazards which will be recorded and notified to the head
It is the responsibility of the Health and Safety Officer, nursery manager and Head Office to ensure health and safety procedures are put in place, making sure people/staff are aware of them and follow them. Taking into consideration the health, safety and welfare of the children we care for and staff members. Also to provide staff with a safe environment, safe equipment and safe place to work. Things we have to follow and abide by are: Policies and procedures –
All GP’s should have regular training and update their training when necessary. Teacher’s roles and responsibilities are to create and maintain a safe learning and friendly environment. To identity any concerns and to act on them upon information. Staffs are to attend child protection and first aid courses, staff should have special training on training on safeguarding all children. Understand the importance of ensuring children and young people’s safety and protection in the work setting.
[pic] A GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS Sense is highly committed to working practice that safeguards and protects vulnerable children from harm within the Service. We aim to provide all children within Sense with the utmost of opportunities to develop their full potential and meet their Person Centred needs. We want to ensure that children are protected and kept safe from harm when they are with our staff, Volunteers, family and friends. Sense is committed to working towards children achieving the five outcomes identified in ‘Every Child Matters, these are’: • Being safe • Being healthy • Enjoy and achieve • Make a positive contribution • Achieve economic wellbeing Sense’s ethos in the welfare of children and safeguarding from harm is paramount in any situation. The use of the term child or children refers to people under the Chronological age of 18 years.
Unit 208 – Supporting children and young people’s health and safety 1.1 Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures implemented in the setting With reference to appended evidence C (Health and Safety Policy), the document clearly our School’s stance on health and safety. The school is “committed to doing all that we can to ensure that the children in our care are healthy, safe and enjoy emotional well-being. We also have a fundamental duty of care to the adults who work in and visit our school”. There are a number of key elements to the policy which ensure pupils and staff are kept safe and are healthy: * Curriculum – to make children aware of being healthy and safe in all aspects of life in and out of the school environment * School uniform – a designated uniform to help identify children that attend our school, being easily identifiable helps to keep them safe when out on trips etc * We have a safeguarding policy (appended evidence D) to ensure the safety and well-being of all children * School security – pass codes and locks on our doors, visitor badge system * Risk assessments – regularly conducted in each classroom/learning space along with assessments conducted prior to any offsite trip * Fire and emergency procedures – posters in each classroom detailing what to do in the event of a fire and/or emergency, regular practice fire evacuations, regular first aid training of staff * E-safety policy – to protect children when learning through the internet 1.2 Describe how health and safety is monitored and maintained in the setting The schools governing body has a named governor responsible for health and safety. The governing body in consultation with professional advisors, carry out regular risk assessments and safety surveys.
Also safe and secure storage should be used, ensuring the draws/cupboards are sturdy, locked and in an appropriate place. 3.2 Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely All settings that provide care for children or allow children to attend have the responsibility to check and prepare the environment to ensure it is safe. When planning to do an activity in a certain area, you have the responsibility to check it is safe, clean, comfortable and secure, this is for the safety of yourself as well as the children. If a child or children feel safe and secure in the environment it is more likely to help them learn and participate in activities provided. When planning or checking the environment as well as checking temperature, safety etc.