SHC 34 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. 1.1 A duty of care is an obligation that any child or young person that is in your care is well looked after and not harmed during a particular task. Within my setting I carry out daily checks to ensure that my setting inside and outside is safe before the children arrive. I make sure that my setting is clean which therefore reduces the risk of spreading affections. I keep up to date my first aid and that I have a fully stocked first aid box.
H&S at work Act 1974; States our duty to protect everyone’s, including our own, safety, health and welfare. This includes a school’s duty to make sure staff and volunteers have a DBS check. Children Act 1989; Children should be protected from harm regardless of their age, gender, religion or ethnicity. “Safeguarding legislation and government guidance says that safeguarding means: * protecting children from maltreatment * preventing impairment of children’s health or development * ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care. * taking action to enable all children and young people to have the best outcome” http://www.safenetwork.org.uk/getting_started/Pages/Why_does_safeguarding_matter.aspx “The action we take to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm - is everyone’s responsibility.
Control of exposure to hazardous to health act 1999 explains the responsibilities involve handling hazardous substances such as reduce using hazardous substances or using less hazardous substances and reducing exposure level as much as possible. So, it is very important for us to follow health and safety policies and procedures to eradicate risks from workplace and maintain safe working environment. 1.2 compare the differences in the main health and safety responsibilities
CYP 3.4 AC 1.1 Explain how you would adapt the setting to suit pupils or visitors with the following needs: 1 Pregnancy Risks need to be reassessed and reviewed regularly as the pregnancy progresses and the work setting to be adapted as necessary and feasible, ie. ensure there is adequate space to ensure mobility and that everything is within easy reach to avoid unnecessary stretching and lifting of heady loads. Ensure good housekeeping of classroom/school areas to avoid trip hazards. To minimise discomfort/stress/fatigue ensure there is adequate lighting, controlled noise levels, adequate ventilation, minimise exposure to high/low temperatures. Minimise exposure to nauseating smells, such as cooking or chemical odours (glue/solvents).
Reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR) 1995 These regulations require employers to notify the Health and Safety Executive, or other relevant authorities, of a range of occupational injuries, diseases and dangerous events. Control of substance hazardous to health regulation (COSHH) 2002 These regulations require employers to assess the risks from hazardous substances and take appropriate precautions to ensure that hazardous substances are correctly stored and used. Health and safety policies and procedures A health and social care organizations policies and procedures should always incorporate the key points of health and safety law. This means that a care practitioner will be able to put health and safety laws into practice simply by following their employer’s policies
If you have suffered from a communicable illness, you should not work until you have been given the 'all clear' from the doctor . Correct moving and handling is vital part of my role it is essential I learn how to move and handle correctly . Otherwise I could hurt myself and other. It is my legal responsibility to use the correct moving and handling techniques as I have learnt during my training. It is important that you understand how to prevent a fire and what to do in the event of a fire.
Redbridge works in line with the Every Child Matters programme which states that each child has a right to; Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well being The LSCB also works hand in hand with local agencies to produce policies and procedures for safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children in London Borough of Redbridge. In order to protect and keep children and young people safe from harm and abuse, each Borough in London has its own safeguarding management team which is responsible for promoting good practice and developing links in all areas regarding the safety and well being of children and young people. These are the policies and procedures we need to follow whilst working with children within our school setting; Within childcare practice we must be aware that we have a clear and defined role in relation to child protection. Professionals working with children/young people i.e. teaching assistants, volunteers, outside agencies are CRB checked (criminal records bureau).
E1 and D1 Health and safety at work at 1974 is significant for practitioners working in settings where children are. They will have to do regular checks to make sure the area is safe; this includes any electrical/sharp or hazards etc. everyone who works in the setting is responsible for reporting any dangerous area and keeping the staff and children safe. All settings should have a written statement which identifies the safety in the placement and it’s the law for everyone to oblige to it. I strongly believe in the health and safety at work act because, you’re putting young lives at risk.
Competency Goal I To establish and maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. My goal is to provide a safe environment for all children in my care by never leaving them unattended. Indoor and outdoor areas should be free of dangerous conditions and materials. It is important to check all electrical sockets and make sure they are all covered. Providing working smoke detectors and fire extinguishers in proper locations and having the knowledge to properly use them is crucial to a child’s safety.
E3. There are many policies and procedures that are available to help keep children safe. The Health and Safety Policy is put in place to keep children from harm, it enables practitioners to deal with things such as medicines, reporting injuries and hazardous substances. The Equal Opportunities Policy is another well recognised document that helps and shows how to keep your