Cyp Core 3.4: Support Children & Young People’s Health & Safety.

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Understand how to plan & provide environments & services that support children & young people’s health & safety.

1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy & safe indoor & outdoor environments & services.

There are a number of important principles to think about when you are planning for healthy and safe environments or activities with children. Most of these are common sense but you need to remember that everyone is an individual and may have different needs. There are several points to take into consideration when planning safety:
· Every child is an individual – with different needs depending on their age and abilities. You must think about this when planning activities.
· Some children have specific
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With all members of staff being aware of the policies and procedures in place we are working together to create a safe, happy secure environment for the children.

1.3 Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy & safe environments & services.

There are a number of agencies that you could refer to for guidance for planning healthy & safe environments & services:
· Health & safety executive – is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness.
They are an independent regulator and act in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces
· Child accident prevention trust - they are committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.
· Department for schools & families - is committed to creating a world-class state education system. They will work to improve the opportunities and experiences available to children and the education workforce by focusing on the following priorities:
Giving greater autonomy to schools
Improving parental choice
Offering more support for the poorest
Whole system improvement
Great quality provision for children
· EYFS – sets standards and frameworks to follow to ensure the safety of children & young people
· The government web-site – (directgov) is a great source of information and guidance
· Workplace policies & procedures
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