Support Children and Young Peoples Health and Safety

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CU1521- Support children and young people’s health and safety.

1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services. The factors that you would need to take into account include * Individual needs depending on their age or abilities, for example a child of two years may not be able to do the physical things of a child who id five years old. So you would have to set out different activities for different ages. * Specific needs such as sensory impairment, for example if a child is partly sighted you would have to think about extra support for the child as they play. * You need to be clear on what the children can and can’t play on, what they can do in the environment, explain to them about health and safety. * Risk assessments have to be cared out to insure the area is safe for both children and adults. * Practitioners need to have a clear understanding of the role during the activities. * What the aim and objective is, for example you might set out two bicycles so that the children learn about sharing and being patient. * The outcome, did you achieve what you set out to and did the children enjoy it.

1.2 Explain how health and safety is monitored and maintained in work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely.

Health safety is monitored and maintained in work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely this is done by having electrical checks, room checks e.g. risk assessment, hazards checks, visitors checks etc these are done in different time some are done daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Everyone in the setting is responsible for their safety, its vital that settings are regularly checked for safety concerns. Ensuring that the alarms are working, visitor’s books and badges are in the correct place, ensuring that there are clear instructions for spillages, substances, hygiene equipment...
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