Childcare Level 2

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1.1-Identify the current legislation, guidelines, procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. The current types of legislation are, Riddor which means that there is a legal requirement which states that any injuries, disease or dangerous occurrence at work and that an employee is unable to work and should be reported to the Health And Safety Executive. Health And Safety Act 1974 is part of your risk assessment that all employers must carry out. Food Safety Regulations cover the storage, temperature and preparation of food and also personal and kitchen hygiene. Health And Safety At Work covers COSHH which means Control Of Substances To Health 2002, Food Safety Regulations, Health And Safety Act 1974 and Also Riddor.

1.2-Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.

Children spend time with most of their families but when they are at school which means they come into contact with a range of people who work at their school which would be, head teachers, teachers, childcare practitioners, primary school helpers, mealtimes assistants and the school nurse. A child might choose to open to someone who they feel that they have a bond with and people who work in school have a key position to look out for signs of abuse especially childcare practitioners based on their professional knowledge of child development and normal behaviour when carrying out observations. The people involved are:

• Designated teacher
• Head teacher
• School nurse
• Social worker
• Education psychologist
• LSAS- Learning support assistants.

3.1-Identify the characteristics of different types of child abuse.

The different types of child abuse are, physical, mental, emotional, verbal and sexual. The characteristics for physical are, hitting, shaking, throwing, burning or scalding, beating with objects or otherwise causing...
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