Cyp Core 3.4 Essay

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CYP Core 3.4 – Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services
When planning a healthy and safe environment in my setting I have to take into account a number of factors.
The space I have and the space I allow the children in my care to use. For example the children have quiet time in the front room, messy time and free play in the play room and the garden, the children do not go into the kitchen apart from to pass through to the bathroom or to observe our prepared food going into the oven.
I also have to take into account how many children I am caring for, and their ages and stage.
The weather plays a big
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3.1 Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management
It is very important to let children asses’ danger for themselves in a secure environment. It is not good for them to be cooped up and have somebody tell them that one thing is bad and will hurt them and another will keep them safe they need to identify these things for themselves to enable them to live a positive life as an adult and to gain confidence in themselves and their own abilities. At the same time the children need to be given this chance in a safe and secure place whereby I as the carer know they will not come into any danger.

3.2 Explain the dilemma between the rights and choices of children and young people and health and safety requirements

As a child care professional I am required to give each child I look after a freedom of choice and the right to choose what they would like to do or what they would like to eat or drink etc, but current legislation and requirements put a limit on what the children can choose for themselves this takes away their freedom of choice and rights in a sense as they have to have somebody dictating what will happen and what will not happen even if this is not what they would like. For example if a child would like a play something their parents would agree to maybe climbing to the top of a tree at the park, myself as a childcare provider would possible restrict where the
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