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.
Hazard= Anything that has the potential to cause harm. (p22, support children and young people’s health and safety L. Burnham, B. Baker) Everyone in school needs to be alert to any hazards, which are likely to cause harm or injury to themselves and others. The school is required to carry out risk assessments to make sure that everything is safe. Staff and pupils need to be aware of hazards and report them as soon as possible to the appropriate person. You should be aware of the person you report too.
Children quickly become distressed, and depending on what they have witnessed, may be in shock themselves. Be sure that you and any other people at the scene are not put at any unnecessary risk. Each school will have a system in place for summoning urgent medical assistance to the classroom or playground. Dealing with minor injuries It is inevitable that all children at one time or another will suffer minor cuts, bruises and abrasions. These can be dealt with within the school campus and do not require a child to be sent home.
In an event that requires first aid, I should first assess the situation using sight, sound and smell. I should make sure that there is nothing there that can harm me; I should call 999 and give them as much information about the situation as I can. I should support the injured, for example, keeping them reassured that help is on the way and making sure they are feeling ok. I should be aware of my own limits when administrating first aid so I shouldn’t do anything that might cause further harm. There are many types of minor injuries such as small cuts and grazes and nose bleeds.
To minimise risk of infection you need to make sure that when dealing with children that have injured themselves that you wear gloves especially when dealing with open wounds as this will minimise the risk of infection from you to the child also it will stop you from getting an infection if you have any wounds. You also need to make sure that you dispose of anything that you have used such as wipes and bandages that may have blood or anything else on it. u6.1.3 Describe suitable first aid equipment, including personal protection, and how it is used appropriately? Suitable first aid equipment (what you need in every first aid kid) a guidance leaflet, adhesive dressings, sterile eye pads, triangular bandages, medium sterile wound dressings, large sterile wound dressings, safety pins and disposable gloves. You need to make sure that when you are dealing with any injury wound especially open wounds that you wear the disposable gloves as this prevents the risk of infection to
Lynn Raybould Unit 11 1.4 Explain when and why inquiries and serious case reviews are required and how the sharing of the findings informs practice. The local safe guarding children’s board says that inquiries/reviews should take place if a child has died because of known or suspected abuse. It may also carry one out if a child is seriously harmed or has suffered life threatening injuries. Serious case reviews will be used to discuss what happened and how it could have been prevented. It also helps agencies to work together in the future to try and prevent similar things happening again.
To provide suitable support and guidance for staff so that children have a range of adults whom they feel confident to approach if they are in difficulty. To develop a structured internal procedure to be followed by all members of staff in cases of suspected abuse. To promote good communication between staff over concerns about children and young people. To safeguard children and young people it is essential that all agencies work together, with the designated officer for the school as the co-ordinator. All members of staff and governors are responsible for ensuring these procedures and policies are carried out correctly under the law to alleviate any legal issues at a later date.
2.2 The importance of the children and young persons centred approach is to try and stop abused children and young people falling through the cracks, this has happened in the past when people have been to different hospitals or moved house. The theory is if all the organisations that are involved in children's and young peoples lives work together abuse will be discovered quicker and support put in place hopefully stop the abuse or neglect and improve lives. 2.3 In the context of safeguarding partnership working means all agencies and professionals working together to protect the rights of children. It would bring all kinds of expertise from the nursery workers to social workers, physiotherapists, police, health visitors, GP'S, and many more. We are all responsible for safeguarding children and it is very important that we work together and communicate regularly.
With an older child who doesn’t have any communication problems, they are able to tell if they feel ill or have a pain, or are hurting in any way. Workers need to familiarise themselves with the attached suggested signs and symptoms listed below and if any are noticed in a child, then it needs to be passed onto their Line Manager who will make the decision whether it will be necessary to investigate further. Illness | Signs and Symptoms | When children are able to return to school | Flu | Headaches, weakness, fever, cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints | When recovered | Tonsillitis | Very sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, pain in ears and neck | No specific advice – children return when well | Diarrhoea/vomiting | Diarrhoea, stomach pains/vomiting, dehydration | Two days after last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting | Chickenpox | Itchy rash with blister-like appearance, fever | Five days after onset of rash | Mumps | Painful and swollen jaw, pain when swallowing, fever | Five days after onset of swollen glands | Rubella (German measles) | Runny nose, temperature, red-pink rash, sore throat, headache | Six days after onset of rash
Staff need to be fully aware of what signs to look for. There are agreed standards set out and all staff should be able to follow these to help prevent and protect. Training may also be supplied to help develop a more clearer and detailed understanding. 2.1 - Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. Individuals receiving care,