Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people.
This unit will provide me with the knowledge and understanding required for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people. Learning outcomes
I will know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safe guarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. I will know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures. I will know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied. Task1
In task one I’m going to identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safe guarding the welfare of children and young people including e- safety. The Children Act 1989
Which is all about the welfare, the mental and physical wellbeing of the child and it will always take priority in any case to make sure that each child meets are a certain criteria and any action will be taken to make sure this is done. The protection of Children Act 1999- This act simply is all about protecting and the protection of children and young people. The main reason for this legislation is the introduction to protection of Children Act list all adults wanting to work with children whether it is paid or voluntary must be checked, commonly known as having a criminal record check which is only done by Criminals Record Bureau. The Children Act 2004- This has only 5 important outcomes child to Be healthy.
Child to be safe.
Child to enjoy and achieve through learning.
For children to make a positive contribution to society.
Achieve economic well-being.
The Children Act 2004 came about due to an incident where a child died only aged 8 due to lack of action taken by people in duty i.e. Police, Doctors, Nurses and Social Workers. Which not this act was implemented to make every child count, the aim clearly shown in this legislation is Every Child Matters! And each child has the 5 expected outcomes that every child in the UK should have a right to. Health and Safety Legislation 1974-
Have a responsibility for the health and safety within a working environment as a person working in a school need to make that the following are done or put in place. Reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of any person who might be affected by their acts and in this case children are included in others making sure they are kept healthy and safety. Co-operate with authorities and meet certain requirements for schools it is OFSTED. To be aware of all safety rules, procedures and safe practices which regard them for example: A Physical Education teacher doing swimming lessons, teachers know what to do in a fire emergency – position of fire exits, extinguisher, blankets, 1st Aid box, procedures for physical disability and the escape routes. If a child needs medication under the age of 16years old, children should not be given medication without their parents knowing. The head teacher decides weather the school can assist in the procedure of giving the medication. The school will have to give a consent form if their child needs medication during the school day. The health and safety of pupils and staff must be thought about, safe storage and disposal of medication. Some medications i.e. inhalers or adrenaline must be easily and quickly accessible in emergencies and should not be locked away. The staff and pupils must know where to get it from.
Manual Handling- amended 2002
This applies not only to the person lifting or handling a load but making sure the load they are carrying if it was a box, trolley, person or animal is not hurt or injured in the process in this case being a child or young person, whether it was a child they are carrying or a child that is around them. The guidelines for this
Avoid the need for hazardous manual handling
Assess the risk of injury from any hazardous...
Teaching Assistant Handbook Level 2 page 53-58.
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