Tda36-1.2 Explain the Importance of Promoting the Rights of All Children and Young People to Participation and Equality of Access.

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ACTIVITY Task 1 (3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3) It is important that children and young people are allowed to exercise their rights and choices, whilst health and safety requirements are maintained. This can lead to a dilemma when children and young people wish to undertake a task that you may feel is not within their capabilities, or that is not safe for them to do so What are your feelings about this statement? I believe that all children should be able to participate in activities that will broaden their horizons such as school outings. Children who have specific or extra needs should always be included and an appropriate tailored version of the activity should be applied. As a parent , I would want every risk evaluated to ensure…show more content…
Consider the following scenarios. How could you allow children to exercise their rights and choices, whilst maintaining health and safety requirements? Tick the answer you think is correct. Chloe, who is two, wants to use the scissors to cut the paper. a- Let her try by herself, whilst you supervise b- Give her the scissors to play with, so she becomes familiar with them c- Show her how to use them, and then let her try under supervision Thomas, who is ten, wants to walk to the park to play with his friends a- Let him go by himself b- Refuse to let him, and make him stay at home c- Walk the route with him a few times, so he is aware of the hazards Although I have highlighted C, I would not let my daughter who is nearly ten walk to the park without an adult, not because she isn’t safe crossing the road on her own, but the hazard of others possibly harming her. I would instead accompany her with her brother and sister and call on her friends along the way to see if they would like to join her. Your group of 4 year olds wants to go out to play in the puddles, but it is still raining and they do not have waterproofs. a- Explain they do not have the correct clothing, and put up a sign requesting that parents bring waterproofs b- Check that they have spare clothes, and go outside once the rain has

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