For example a disabled child may be restricted in play at home because of parental concern that the child could hurt themselves. In a well-controlled setting the child can be encouraged to explore and try out new skills. Children are usually very good at deciding what is safe or not. Using large play equipment is a good example of how children asses and manage risks. In the outdoor area in Foundation Stage there is a climbing wall where I believe that the children should use with caution but also given the chance to decide whatever they can get over without hurting themselves or not, thus they are assessing and managing their own risk.
If you are supervising an activity, the children will expect you to apply the same rules as other staff. It undermines your own position if you allow unacceptable behaviour and another staff member has to discipline the children you are working with. Setting rules and boundaries if children and young people are to understand what is regarded as acceptable behaviour at home, in the work setting and in society, then they must be given very clear and consistent guidelines. Work settings will have a policy relating to behaviour and discipline, which all staff should follow and which is regularly
Avoiding all risks and challenge would result in a very timid adult lacking in many everyday skills and abilities. It would be very easy to respond to all risks to which children are exposed by not allowing them to explore or experiment. Children need to explore their environment – it is one of the ways in which they learn – but it needs to be a ‘safe’ environment where risk is controlled by adults. It is important that children are given the freedom to develop their skills, with adult support but not too much intervention. Understanding the stage of development a child is at and their individual needs can help you to provide the right amount of risk in activities, for example children under the age of 8 cannot safely judge the speed or distance of a car on the road, so a child under the age of 8 should never be allowed to cross the road alone.
1.1 Explain the factors that need to be taken into account when assessing development. We have an obligation to ensure that all children are given the same educational opportunities and services and if required, provision of intervention and support services. Therefore an efficient but fair assessment of their learning and development skills should be engaged to identify their current abilities and future needs. When undertaking an assessment of any child or young person’s development needs, we need to ensure that it is completed accurately but with sensitivity, being mindful of the following factors:- Confidentiality and Consent – Before an assessment can be carried out the parents/carers/guardian must give their consent. All details of any assessments must remain confidential and should only be shared with the relevant parties, in line with the (establishment’s) current policies and procedures, if there are any serious concerns regarding their well being or safety.
Children should be given the chance to explore new risks, not to put them in danger, but to help them with their confidence. If children are exposed to risks while they’re growing up, they will be shown how to handle them. Some people may argue that the children taking risk can have a positive impact on children’s development and their needs. On the other hand, some may say exposing risks to children can be very dangerous and should be removed but in my opinion, if they aren’t exposed to risks, they will not be prepared for risks later in life and will not know how to take control of the situation. Yes, children may get hurt a little whilst exploring these risks but they will then learn how to avoid this hazard and keep safe in the future.An example from my setting is telling a child not to touch the radiator because it will be hot.
Also there must be standard procedures for dealing with incidents or allegation of abuse against members of staff and volunteers. 5. To have an agreement about working with other organisation like the social services ,CQC, and other multi-disciplinary teams ,etc 6. To ensure that all staff has training that helps them to understand and cope with working with children. And finally to check that there are no known reasons or information available that would prevent staff and volunteers from working with children and these are done with regular DBS check.
Assessment task – CYP 3.4 Support children and young people’s health and safety Important: Within the evidence for the tasks below where relevant you also need to show examples of how you embed the knowledge into your own /the settings practice. Please remember you must show your own knowledge and practice do not copy what is in your research materials. Plagiarism is taken seriously. Providing a safe environment for children and young people requires knowledge of understanding of hazards and an ability to assess and manage risk. Task 1 links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4.
They will have it easier in learning the new combinations of sounds at a young age that will make their speech skills come easier throughout therapy. I don’t agree with Harlan Lane’s article. The way he tells people they are wrong for getting a cochlear implant isn’t his place to say anything. I believe its freedom of choice to have this done or to have your children get this done. I also don’t agree with him saying cochlear implants wont work well for young children and there better off for “healthy adults.” I believe that is would probably be easier for children to learn how to use this cochlear implant as a tool because at those young ages they soak up all information they can receive, rather then adults who are sometimes stuck in their ways.
Josephine Quick 3202 Dogwood Circle S. Drive Indianapolis, IN 46268 Student Number (22021790) Graded project number (40502600) Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, ECE 130 The responsibility of choosing appropriate toys for young children is an important one. I must not only consider the child’s age, but his/her behavior and developmental stage as well. For example, children who still explore objects by mouthing them should not have toys with small parts due to the risk of chocking. There are a great number of toys available for parents and childhood educators to choose from; making the toy selection for young children a major issue for everyone involved in childcare. The following guidelines are presented to help make the process easier.
Write a report that assesses the hazards identified in the children’s nursery used during the risk assessment as a health and social care setting. Risk assessment is important for any setting because it makes sure the setting is safe for children, staff and parents, it is an Early Years Foundation Stage Welfare requirement and also is good practice. A risk assessment identifies a hazard which might cause harm, it makes sure that the risk attached to it is acceptable and lastly putting appropriate control measures in place if the risk is not acceptable. A hazard is defined as anything that has the potential to cause harm. A hazard may be a substance, a piece of equipment or a work procedure or, in the childcare sector, a child’s condition.