It is their duty to familiarise themselves with the policy statement and general health and safety procedures and ensure they keep themselves and others around them safe. My role is Manager for a Day Service for people with a learning disability. All staff and volunteers are required to have up-to-date DBS checks, the dates are monitored timely and people are reminded and assisted to update their DBS checks. Safeguarding training is also mandatory. Dependent upon role, staff are required to attend additional training such as first aid, food hygiene and personal
Risk assessment Risk assessments are an important factor in safeguarding children and in my day to day work, before carrying out any activity with children and young people I am required through my setting policies and procedures to carry out a risk assessment first to make sure all involved is safe, for example, if I were to plan an activity, such as an art and craft activity I would need to risk assess the potential danger of scissors, small objects, i.e beads and amend my plan accordingly to suit each individual. Ensuring the voice of the child or young person is heard Advocacy safeguards children and young people and protects them from abuse and poor practice. The
AT 5 CYP Core 18.104.22.168 Explore the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environment and services and produce a report of your findings. The factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environment and services While it is necessary to provide activities and equipment for children within our setting to encourage and promote their development it is also important to ensure that health and safety in place. Ways in which we as practitioners can ensure safety for all is by remembering and carrying out certain procedures, and remember some important factors whilst doing this, such as: • When planning room layouts, it is important to remember that all children are individuals with different needs depending on their age and ability. If a certain activity requires a vast use of physical movement then we must take into consideration that perhaps some children may be limited in their movement or based on their age may be less able to perform this certain task then one of an older age. • We would have to also consider children who have sensory impairments, such as a child with limited hearing would struggle to comprehend what was being said when being educated on the explanations of safety.
Understand health and safety in social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings 1. List legislation relating to general health and safety in a social care setting Health and Safety at work act 1974 Manual handling Operations Regulations 1992 Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 Health and Safety First Aid Regulations 1981 Management of health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 2. Describe the main points of health and safety policies and procedures The main points of Health and Safety are to maintain a safe environment to work in, insuring that all personnel are working to proscribed standards of care and safety. That up to date risk assessments are in place and findings are being adhered to. To make sure that by the actions of the work force do not cause injury to themselves or others by their actions or in action.
Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young peoples health and safety Outcome 1 1.When planning activities for young people or children there are a number of factors to take into account to ensure health and safety. All members of staff who work with children have a duty of care towards them,this must be paramount at all times. The age and capabilities of the young person,if for example a young person was going on an activity with their family and staff,we would have to take into account the family members, as well as the young person ,if the young person had a baby brother or sister there would have to be adequate facilities such as a safe area to change nappies or heat bottles. If a family member or carer was pregnant it may be dangerous for them to do an activity such as ice skating or if there has been an Some young people may be strong swimmers so a trip to the local swimming pool shouldn’t be a problem,although if another young person can not swim at all but wishes to, we would arrange for them to complete a course of swimming lessons before hand .Some young people may have specific needs such as a physical disability so we would have to check that they can be accommodated safely, for example a young person who uses a wheelchair wishing to go bowling would firstly require safe access to the building,having a big enough entrance and a ramp are all things that would need to be taken into consideration. As with all children and young people the activity they are participating in needs to be in a safe environment and all staff are responsible and accountable to ensure this.
LO1 Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. 1.1 identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety In every setting there are policies, procedures, legislation and guidelines in place to make sure children within your care are kept safe and their wellbeing is being looked after. Here are some that are in place to make sure that this is happening: * Every Child Matters * Children Act 1989/2004 * Education Act 2002 (ECM) * Safeguarding the welfare of the children 2013 * UNCRC * What to do if a child is being abused 2006-2015 * Keeping children safe in education * DBS * E-safety 1.2 Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safe guarding the welfare of children and young people. When safeguarding children it is the responsibility of all staff that the children’s safety and welfare is the priority. This is done by following policies and procedures and there is a designated person within your setting who will deal with any concerns you raise about a child.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice | |B |B Complete table |2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual and | | | |the duty of care | |C |C Short answer questions |3. Know how to respond to complaints | Task A – Short Answer Questions Candidates will explain the following: What duty of care means in children and young people settings (Ref. 1.1) | | |The duty which rests upon an individual or organisation to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to ensure the safety of a child or | |young person involved in any activity or interaction for which that individual or organisation is responsible. Any person
. - Individual care plans for each service user in your care, which includes details of a person’s health and social care needs and the support they require. - Risk assessments which are in place to determine a level of risk and the likely outcome. - Health and safety policies, to ensure a safe and healthy working environment to protect the employee, employer and service users. Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self.
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals. All workers in a childcare setting have a ‘duty of care’ to protect both children and other co-workers. Duty of care means that a person or group has a responsibility to ensure that there is reasonable standard of attention and care given to avoid neglect which may lead to or cause harm to others. It is important to excersice duty of care, especially in young children to help them to develop immune systems which can protect them from childhood illness and other diseases, which may cause them harm ot disable them later in life. Children develop the ability to see potential dangers and learn how to deal with them.
Tassoni. P (2007) says that “we need to work as part of a team to provide a quality service for children and their parents”. We also need to work with the parents and show respect towards them and encourage parent’s involvement within the setting. Tassoni says that “early years setting will have a management structure which should clarify practitioner’s responsibilities”. A responsibility practitioners have is to make sure the health of the child is paramount this could be by preventing hazards and carrying out risk assessments and safety checks.