2.2 Safeguarding The Welfare Of Children And Young People Essay

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TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People Unit 2.3 Identify circumstances where children and young people may require urgent medical attention Illness | Description | Asthma | One of the most common conditions in the schools is asthma. In some schools there may be as many as one in four children with this condition. Asthma affects the airways of the lungs. The symptoms are wheezing and coughing. Most children with asthma manage the illness well and carry an inhaler with them. | Epilepsy | Children with epilepsy may rarely have attacks, but it is important that you are aware if what to do when this happens. A first aider should always be called. A child who has an attack must be kept safe from harm. As they recover from the seizure, they will need to be reassured. Urgent medical advice must be sought if a child does not recover immediately, as more than one seizure…show more content…
If an accident occurs in the classroom at the school, the red/yellow card system is used to summon immediate help. The first aider should tend to the child and keep the situation calm and under control and administer the required first aid. Another staff member will inform office staff what has happened and once the office staff have permission from the Head Teacher or acting head, it is their duty to call the emergency services. Other children who may have witnessed the incident must be kept calm and safe. As much accurate information as possible should be recorded so that office staff can relay this to the emergency services. Parents/carers are also contacted as soon as
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