Tda 2.2: Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

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TDA 2.2: safeguarding the welfare of children and young people 1.1 Safeguarding legislations:  Health and safety policy  Healthy and safety at work act (1974)  Every child matters framework (covered on page 20)  Working together to safeguard children (2006 and 2010)  Safeguarding policy  Children act (1989 and 2004)  Child protection policy  E-safety Children Act: The Children’s Act came in to force in 1989 and was drafted complement the Human Rights Act but be specific to children. The act puts into law the rights of children, in particular it makes it clear on the laws concerning looked after children and our duty of care to them. Section 11 of the Children Act 2004- promoting the welfare of children was published in…show more content…
2.2 At Gainsborough we have many first aiders. The names are listed in halls and in the staff room. When in the playground children often bump into each other or fall over grazing their knees and hands. We would deal with this at school, using antiseptic wipes and plasters. This would be reported and when the child goes home at the end of the school day a letter will be passed to the parent/career to notify them of the incident. When a child has bumped his/her head living a bump or a cut we call parent/career and ask them to collect the child and take them to their GP. 2.3 Here are some situations that require urgent medical attention.  Anaphylaxis – many children have allergic reactions with foods such as nuts, seafood and eggs. Children in anaphylaxis shock will find it difficult to breathe and have swelling of the throat, as this is life threatening immediate medical help would be needed. Diagnosed children may have an auto-injection kit which is available at the school.  Asthma – asthma is a very common condition in schools. The symptoms are wheezing and coughing. Most children will carry an inhaler with them and handle the condition well but when children have an asthmatic attack which is not helped by an inhaler medical help is sought out immediately.  Epilepsy – a child who has an epileptic fit must be kept safe from harm. As they recover from the seizure they will need to be reassured. If a child has not yet been
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