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Unit 4 – Keeping Children Safe
Hand in Date – 21st May 2012
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Task 1
Explain how strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments in early years settings are supported by legislations. E1. Identify legislation which influences healthy, safe and secure environments for early years settings. List 10 of the main laws that underpin the provision of healthy, safe and secure environments for young children. Give the full title and date. D1. Explain how legislation can support strategies to establish and maintain healthy, safe and secure environments in early years settings. Write about how relevant laws support ways to keep the environment of settings healthy, safe and secure. At least 3 ways which may include: having policies and procedures, regulatory body inspections, staff ratios, CRB checks, working with parents and other professionals, training, resources.

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Task 2
Describe the environment and procedures necessary to keep children safe who: * Receives a bump on the head
* Has an asthma attack
* Has sickness and diarrhoea
* Shows symptoms and signs of meningitis
E2. Describe the procedures which will keep a child safe for each accident, illness or emergency. For each accident, illness or emergency listed in the assignment task, describe the procedures that will keep the child safe. State the main aims of the procedures, e.g. asthma attack – Administration of medicines procedure will clearly set out what the practitioner should do.

D2. Explain how establishing a safe environment can support the procedures necessary for accidents, illnesses and emergencies. Write about how creating an environment in the setting which is safe will help appropriate procedures for accidents, illnesses and emergencies to be written, implemented and understood by everyone in the setting.

Produce a booklet covering all these accidents and emergencies.

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Task 3

Plan the care for a child aged 1 year and a child aged 3 years for a full day in the setting AND: * Consider ways to maintain the security and privacy of the children and to respect their wishes.

E3. Plan the appropriate care of a child aged 1 for a full day in the setting.

Provide a care plan that shows understanding of how to meet the overall care and development needs of a child aged 1 year for a full day in the setting.

E4. Plan the appropriate care of a child aged 3 years for a full day in the setting.

Provide a care plan that shows understanding of how to meet the overall care and development needs of a child aged 3 years for a full day in the setting.

B1. Consider possible ways to maintain the safety and privacy of children and respect their wishes.

Think about and give information about how the practitioner can maintain safety, privacy and respect for children's wishes. Give 4 examples which could include: following policies/procedures, understanding children's rights, consulting children, sensitive understanding, confidentiality, working with parents, multi-agency team working. Must include a reference.

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Task 4

Write a handout for a staff meeting to consider how the practitioner can provide an enabling physical environment for children. The handout should include: * The issues that affect the planning of a challenging environment for children. * An evaluation of TWO initiatives that influence the provision of challenging environments for children. * The importance of helping children to manage risk and challenge in their environment.

E5. Describe the issues that affect planning of a challenging environment for children.

Write about what affects the planning of a challenging environment for children. Give 5 issues which may include: policies/procedures, children's rights, type of setting,...
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