Unit 4 Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

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Unit 4
Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

1. Describe the factors to take in account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.

Regarding EYFS the components of a safe environment include:
Safeguarding and promoting children's welfare - All practitioners should have an up-to-date understanding of safeguarding children issues and be able to implement the safeguarding children policy and procedure appropriately. Staff should be able to respond appropriately to any significant changes in children's behaviour; unexplained bruising, marks or signs of possible abuse; signs of neglect; comments children make which give cause for concern.

Suitable premises, environment and equipment - secure
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Any other helpers or volunteers must be informed about health and safety in a setting. Policies and procedures have to be found in detail at nursery’s office or other known place. Staff getting more instructions about health and safety having trainings, specialized meetings, introduced to the risk assessments. Risk assessments have to be carried out of all in and out premises on a daily bases and special for an outings and unusual activities. The same children, have to be aware of health and safety, teachers have to teach them to wash hands before eating and after toilet, clean nose with paper tissue, do not use others cups, cutlery; eat healthy food; encourage to cough in an elbow or hands and then wash them . And explain what and where the dangers, hazards, strangers are, etc.). All the accidents and incidents and the treatments was given must be recorded. Policies and procedures and incidents have to be reviewed time to time having idea to improve health and safety maintenance.

3. Explain how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in own work setting or service.

Children Act 1989 - Came like a result of the United Nation
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