Understand How to Plan and Provide Environments and Services That Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

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CYP – Core 3.4 – Support Children & Young People’s Health and Safety 1. Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that 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 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 covers many health and safety legislations in England and Wales. These include, RIDDOR, COSHH, First Aid, Fire Regulations etc. All of these legislations need to be understood and adhered to when planning any activities. I would ensure that that the participants age, needs and abilities are taken into consideration. These could be specific to one person, eg. pregnancy, sensory…show more content…
There are numerous first aiders at St Mary’s, including all TA’s and office staff. Children and young people are actively encouraged , when appropriate, to consider the risks involved in any activities that are to be carried out. 1.3 Identify sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services There are many sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe environments and services which include: - HSE Website - Head teacher or H&S Manager/Rep within the school - County Education Department/Grid for Leaning - Posters within the school (HSAWA, Evacuation Procedures etc.) - Local community talks by Fire Service/Police/Security company etc. - NHS website - Local library - Governors 1.4 Explain how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in your own work setting or service The main piece of legislation is the HASAWA 1974, and the various components within in, for example; COSHH, RIDDOR, Fire Safety etc. Within our school policies and procedures with regards to health and safety are set out in the school’s Health & Safety Policy which is attached. The are 5 main ways health and safety is implemented within a school for example; - People should report hazards, which can include faulty/dangerous pieces of furniture/equipment, or report a stranger within

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