Cu1521 Support Children and Young People's H&S , Cu1522 Develop Positive Relationship with Children, Young People & and Others Involved with Care, Cu1523 Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People

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E50097040.CU1521 - CU1521 - Support Children and Young People's Health and Safety

My employer has a responsibility to provide a safe working environment which has safe access to and from my workplace including individual child’s homes and in community, and provide a risk assessment for all hazards which is reviewed and updating regular intervals. Risk assessment are done to identify and assess the risks and to try to avoid, assess and reduce the risks to the client, employees and employers whilst in the client own home, out in the community, play schemes and Grace Little centre. It is required by Law (Management of Health and Safety at Work regulations 1999) that employers are to complete a risk assessment to assess and identify any risks in the workplace / work activities and regularly review the risk assessments. I regularly read all my different individual clients care plans and risk assessment to make sure nothing has changed and I would inform my Line manager if any changes immediately. I also sign the care plans and risk assessment to say that I have read and understood them. I know that Carlisle Mencap as my employer has to provide a safe working environment and has put in place a Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Policy, Control of Infectious Disease Policy and Procedure, which I have read and understood. I know it my responsibility to take reasonable care for my own safety as well as my other colleagues, to follow any health and safety guides lines set out by my employers and not intentionally damage any health and safety equipment/materials provided by my employer. Health and Safety Commission have overall responsibility for the regulations of Health and Safety to make sure all risks to people Health and Safety are properly controlled. HSC can prosecute employer if they fail to comply with the regulations.

As part of my job role and for me to fulfil my contract at Carlisle Mencap, I must attend a monthly Supervision meeting to discuss and review my performance, completed training and training needs identified, client issues, good practices and personal centred thinking, service development, policies and procedures updates (including legislation updates), health and safety issues, staff issues, rota concerns and annual leave requests, safeguarding and any additional information with my Line Manager by attending these regular meetings. I know it my responsibility to take reasonable care for my own safety as well as my other colleagues, to follow any health and safety guides lines set out by my employers and not intentionally damage any health and safety equipment/materials provided by my employer. Health and Safety Commission have overall responsibility for the regulations of Health and Safety to make sure all risks to people Health and Safety are properly controlled. HSC can prosecute employer if they fail to comply with the regulations.

I know there are various types of health and security and emergency risks that could happen when supporting a child in their home, in the community, play schemes, clubs and in the Grace Little Centre and on holidays. For example, a child could trip on a wet floor whilst out shopping in supermarket. I know that I would make my client comfortable and safe and give first aid if necessary as I have completed my Basic First Aid certificate, and use my phone to call the emergency services if required. I would also ask a passerby to contact a member of staff to inform them of what just happened and clean the spillage up and to warn of customers of the hazards. If anyone had witness my client fall I would reassure them. Once I knew my client was ok, I would immediately ring up and report the accident to my Line manager or On Call if out of hours and state what has just occurred and what I done to deal with the situation and I would completed the necessary paperwork and log sheets and body log etc accurately, legible and complete as these are a...
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