HSC 3045: Promote positive behaviour Understand how legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relate to positive behaviour support. 1.1 Explain how legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies related to positive behaviour support are applied to own working practice. All aspects of my job role are regulated by policies
• The organisation need to support and protect vulnerable children in the society • The lambing These should include procedures and policies for: • health and safety • outings • visitors to the setting • arrival and home time • child protection • contact with children and performing personal care Risk assessment Risk assessments should be carried out regularly to make sure that there are no safe guard threats towards the children in the setting. Childcare settings need risk assessing for example is there entrances and exits to the building that an unauthorised person could use? Could a child leave the setting without anyone noticing? Could a child get seriously hurt due to a broken piece of equipment?
Practitioners have to put the needs of children first because this will help keep children safe and encourages children to be independent. It’s important to show
It is important to take into account the health and safe requirements of all pupils before planning or starting any activity, ensuring that the environment is free of hazards and the children can play and learn safely.
Assessment task 5 PRINCIPLES OF SAFE SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN IN THE HOME BASED SETTING AND OFF SITE As a home based child-minder the safe supervision of children both in and out of the home is ultimately my complete and main responsibility. When considering the level of supervision required it is important to remember that ’supervision’ can be interpreted into 3 different level types- I.e. the depth of supervision that you adapt, and that safety requirements outlined by Ofsted determines supervision to be adapted at all times of children in my care primarily in the following activity areas;
Unit 25 3.1 Explain why it is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting. It is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the setting, as the parents are leaving their children in your care with the expectation that
Training The company has a duty to promote safeguarding issues and measures to staff and ensure they: Analyse their own practice against established good practice, and assess risk to ensure their practice is likely to protect them from false allegations Recognise their responsibilities and report any concerns about suspected poor practice or possible abuse Follow the guidelines for staff Undertake annual training on safeguarding to raise awareness of current issues and legislation The company delivers Safeguarding workshops throughout the year and in the selection process, guidelines should be followed in terms of accompanying prospective staff and site visits. At induction, all staff should receive the Safeguarding policy, or be shown where to access the policy on Google docs Criminal Record Bureau Checking The company has a responsibility to ensure safe recruitment and employment practices. New and existing staff who frequently or intensively work with children, young people and vulnerable adults in training, supervision, care, advice, treatment and transport have to be checked through the Home Office for criminal record information: this is undertaken at HIT and coordinated by our personnel administrator Our recruitment and selection process advises all applicants that their recruitment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced CRB check. In February 2009 the new Independent Safeguarding
• Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes. The main policies involved in safeguarding It is everybody’s responsibility to safeguard children – This means every single staff member within a setting; irrelevant of what role they may have there. This also includes non-staff members, such as volunteers, student’s third-party companies (visitors, service providers etc). Each setting should therefore adopt their own safeguarding policy, of which has to be kept up to date and followed at all times.
There are many laws that protect the welfare and safeguarding of children. The Children Act 1989 The local authority has a welfare of duty to protect children in their area and work
As professionals, we have a duty to ensure that children and young people are protected while they are in our care and that where we have other concerns outside school, these are investigated fully. School policies and procedures need to be such that parents and governors are aware of them and that staff are fully trained with regard to safeguarding. Schools will need to consider and include in their policies:
In addition to this it motivates us to have a better relationship with our colleagues, this helps bring out the positive environment for the children and promotes good behaviour. The guideline that helps us to take on our duty of care appropriately and efficiently is the Early Years Foundation Stage. This provides a detailed explanation of children’s developmental stages which further increases our knowledge for how to demonstrate the safeguarding and protection of the individuals around us.
The weather plays a big 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.
When providing a healthy and safe environment both inside and outside the nursery, there are factors myself and other practitioners need to consider; individual children and any specific needs they may have, for example at my work place we a baby with Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes restricted growth, poor core muscle strength, learning difficulties, behavioural problems such as temper tantrums or stubbornness and a permanent feeling of hunger which will start between the age of 2 and 8 years old. The practitioners who work with the baby must always consider
Welfare requirements – In any childcare setting, the staff have to ensure that children are kept safe and secure. The environment should be child friendly with activities suitable for them and indoor and outdoor spaces. We have to make sure we take all the steps we can to avoid illness or infestation (such as head lice.) When a child is ill we must make sure that we try and reduce the risk of spreading. We have to stay within our ratios to make sure we are abiding by rules set to keep the children safe. Toys and equipment must be cleaned regularly to avoid spreading germs or illness. There are safeguarding policies and other policies and procedures that back up this information and they are available for parents or the public to access if you
The professionals then had a duty to protect the child and take further action. First the nursery worker had a responsibility to support the parent by sign-posting her to the health visitor. At this stage, carrying out a Common Assessment of the family as suggested by the health visitor was intended to help professionals gather information to safeguard and promote children’s welfare in three domains, Department of Health et al (DOH) (2000). Domain one – is regarding Parents’ Capacity to protect and care for their children. The enquiry within this domain will capture some or all of the following strands. These are; parents ability to provide basic care, emotional warmth, stimulation, guidance, stability and ensure that their children are safe.