CYP 3.4 Support children and young people’s health and safety
Providing a safe environment for children and young people requires knowledge of understanding of hazards and an ability to assess and manage risk.
3.1) Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management.
3.2) Explain the dilemma between the rights and choices of children and Health and Safety requirements.
3.3) Can you give an example from your own practice of supporting children to assess and manage risk?
4.1) Explain the policies and procedures of your setting in response to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness.
4.2) Identify the correct procedures for recording and reporting:
When there has been an accident in my setting we will always record it in the accident book, this includes the name of the child, the date, where it happened, what medical attention was needed. By having an accident book we are making not of any injury that has happened in our setting and it is also there to refer back to if a parent may question you on what has happened to their child whist they were at school.
Again incidents will link in with the accident book, the same procedure is taken if there is an incident in school. However we do have a separate incident book for one child in our setting, this child does have a tendency to lash out in situations they do not like. When this does happen we have to record everything we have witnessed, we do this because this child will hurt children when they are angry and even members of staff. It is important w record this so we have something to refer back to if for some reason someone makes false allegations against the child or staff.
Injuries again will link into the accident book, we must ensure that we write down what happened, the date, the child’s name and what medical attention the child needed.
Signs of illness:
When a child shows signs of illness we...