Assessment Criteria- Unit 142 Develop health and safety risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings.
Outcome 1 – 1.1/1.2
Legislation is a law that has been passed by a legislative body such as parliament. The legislation framework is one that is used by all professionals when working with or alongside children and families.
All settings must have policies and procedures in place. A policy complies with the law and can be seen as a set of rules. Our policies mainly focus on the Children’s Act 2004, Every Child Matters 2004 and the Education Act 2002. In our setting we follow the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and comply with the following:
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Griffin, S, (2008) discusses the influence that Every Child Matters has in the Early Years Foundation Stage document, also known as the EYFS. Griffin, S, (2008) continues to look at how the two documents work together to ensure the best quality care is provided to all children. The aims within the EYFS document reflects the Every Child Matters, this is to ensure that everyone who works with a child works in the same way. The EYFS is followed by all professionals now working in the Early Years.
When Acts and Papers are amended, then policies in the work place are also updated with regards to the new legislations. All professionals that are linked with children are made aware of the new changes and are ensured that they are adhered to. All settings work with a multi-agency approach, staff are appointed roles that help with the continuous care of children e.g. SENCO. This ensures that the best care is given to all children involving other …show more content…
The setting, in which I am Manager of, is registered with Ofsted. All staff are required by contract to have a DBS check, child protection, first aid and food hygiene training and they are also expected to attend any other additional training offered to them. All staff have to have a good knowledge of what policies and procedures are used in the setting and are informed, by myself, when any changes are made to these. The setting ensures staff, children and visitors are kept safe by monitoring risks daily using risk assessments, opening and closing checks. It is important to regularly ensure that fire drills are done so that staff and children know what to expect in the event of a fire and where to go