MU 2.4: Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety 1.3- Explain what risk assessment is and how this is managed in the work setting. A risk assessment is a health and safety procedure, which requires a member of staff or line manager to carry out an examination; on what could cause danger and create harm to anyone within the work environment. During my time at One World nursery, a staff member would carry out a risk assessment every day; within their located room also there would be someone who will carry out a risk assessment outside in the garden. 2.1- Explain why a safe but challenging environment is important for children and young people. It is very essential that children and young people are provided with safe but challenging environment reason to this; is so that they enhance their life skills and create a positive impact on all aspects of development. For instance, having a safe but challenging environment could increase a child’s or young person’s self-esteem and allow them to have a deeper perspective view in life decisions. Finally, it is vital to have “safe” environment in order to prevent any accidents and so that their parents and guardians, are at peace of mind. 2.2- Identify the differences between risk and hazard.
A risk is 50 50 chance, of something to cause an accident or create danger. Whereas, a hazard is something that can actually cause an accident e.g. a spilt water on the ground within a nursery- in a toddler room. 6.1- Outline procedures for infection control in own work setting. Staff should report personal illness and exclude themselves from work if suffering with something infectious (not an excuse to ill inform the setting and take time off as in correctly informing the setting could result in the setting incorrectly informing the parents/carers and Environmental Health where necessary.
Paper towels are to be used when drying and dispensers are to be fitted beyond splash contamination hands if dispenser becomes empty please re fill instead of using a towel. Nail brushes should not normally be used as they can be a reservoir for bacterial multiplication. Staff should wash their hands:- Before they serve food
After smoking if they do before entering premises or during lunch break although this is not permitted on premises.
After changing a child’s nappy
After they have been to the toilet
After outdoor activities e.g. playing in the sandpit
Before giving medication to a child or staff
6.2- Describe personal protective clothing that is used to prevent spread of infection.
Personal protective clothing that is commonly used to prevent spread of infection is; gloves which help to prevent skin contamination from their hands, an apron- to avoid any fluids or other substances reaching personal clothing.
SCH 21: Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
3.4-Idenitfy sources of information and support or services to enable more effective communication.
Sources of information to enable more effective communication could be from: The internet
Services that enable more effective communication:
Speech and language services
4.1- Explain the term “confidentiality”.
The term confidentiality, means to keep something a secret e.g. to not share information with unnecessary people regarding a child within a setting.
4.3- Describe situations where information normally considered to be confidential might need to be passed on.
Sometimes information which may be seen as confidential may have to passed on, due to various reasons. For instance, if a child within a nursery setting decides to confide in the keyworker that, they have been abused at home by their parents. The keyworker must take this matter serious and pass this vital information on to the manager, in-order to...
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