safeguarding and welfare requirement for the EYFS this includes and entails, this gives details of the guidance available to childcare providers, this guidance is given to ensure that all children have their needs met to a high standard. this includes,; child protection and what we can do to protect the children in the care , suitable people includes those deemed appropriate to work with children by the requirements., staff qualifications what qualifications are needed to work with children , training what training staff need to help improve the standards of care and what support and training are available, key persons and what their responsibilities are to best help the Childs development , staff; child ratios and what the ratios are appropriate
Regulatory bodies are set up to monitor schools and provide guidance to them when requested to ensure that the law is upheld at all times. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is a body that monitors the legislative framework set out by all organisations. These consist from industrial companies to businesses to educational based organisations. The Health and Safety at work Act 1974 requires schools to comply with all health and safety law.
When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including;
1.1: List current legislation and guidelines relating to the health and safety of children Laws relating to health and safety in the childcare setting: Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 Data Protection Act 1998 Children Act 1989, 2004 Regulatory Reform ( Fire Safety) Order 2005 Health and Safety ( First Aid) Regulations 1981 Childcare Act 2006 Healthy and Safety at work Act 1974 Personal Protective Equipment at work 1992 2.1: Identify policies and procedures relating to the health and safety of children Every setting will have to make sure that the children are safe when entering the setting, leaving the setting. When children arrive to the setting, you will have to make sure that they enter the setting safely. When leaving the setting you as a early years practitioner has to check who is collecting the child. There even is a policy in every setting that is about parents and carers collecting their child.
[A HEAD] Health and safety legislation 1 [DF] The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is known as an “umbrella act”. [PIC REF ATP.13] Whatever sort of business you are, there is always the possibility of an accident or damage to someone's health. All work exposes people to hazards, be they: loads which have to be manually handled; dangerous machinery; toxic substances; electricity; working with display screen equipment or even psychological hazards such as stress. Attention to health and safety is not just about being socially responsible.
The responsibilities of an employer and employee under health and safety legislation, was founded in 1974. Act 1974 is a law made to secure the health, safety, wellbeing of people at work and to prevent unnecessary risks. An employer’s responsibilities under health and safety legislation, requires the employer to be responsible for the health and safety of any person in their premises, which includes employees, customers, suppliers and the public. Employers should hire a certified person in charge of health and safety, however in small businesses that person is usually the owner or a trusted member of staff.
These include for example: children should be healthy, be safe in their environments, to make positive contribution to the society or be supported to enjoy life. Childrenâ€TMs Act 2006- this legislation replaced Childrenâ€TMs Act 1989. It reinforce the strategy role of local authorities to outline the duties related to child care which include working with NHS and Job centres; secure childcare for working parents, provide information services to parents and provide information and training for childcare providers.
Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCBs) undertake reviews of serious cases in specified circumstances, advising the authority on lessons to be learned. The board consists of representatives from local agencies such as NHS, the Police, Housing, School Services. They place duty on all agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children (DfE, 2015a). Safeguarding and child protection Safeguarding is defined as promoting children’s welfare, providing safe and effective care, so that the children can achieve the best outcomes in life ( DfE, 2015a).
7 / D.P7: Explain how different procedures maintain health and safety in a selected health or social care setting Maintaining health and safety in health and social care is extremely important to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of all their service users as well as other individuals service providers may come in contact with in the setting. There are several procedures that help to maintain this health and safety however they can all vary between settings for example, health and safety procedures will be slightly different and more focused on certain areas in hospitals and especially in paediatric ward compared to in drop-in centres where the needs and risk to service users are slightly different. Some of the procedures used in health and social care to maintain health and safety include; infection control and prevention, safe moving and handling of equipment and individuals, food preparation and storage, storage and administration of medication and storage and disposal of hazardous substances.
Know and understand the settings policies and procedures- Any person working within childcare should have a clear understanding of their settings policies and procedures knowing all the rules and how to follow them appropriately so they know exactly who to turn to in any given situation. Child makes an allegation of abuse to you- Ensure you make no promises to the child (if they ask you not to tell anyone or to keep it a secret) and that you will do everything possible to help them and their situation. Reassure them and let them feel safe and that they have done the right thing.
) Parent & carer involvement: how does the setting engage with parents to share activity ideas, rhymes, resources, books, event dates, news, parent’s language needs, knowledge & expertise b)Staff -involvement/roles-how does everyone cooperate with children to promote communication; share observations ‘that worked well’, ’he does have two ears and a very waggy tail’, share information about choices eg. Snack foods, range of activities, introduction ‘xx’s mum is in today to help make sandwiches’. -Staff responsibilities-does a keyperson system operate to support your children? How do you monitor, check children’s language needs and act in consequence if there are any issues regarding it -Preparation of daily routines-are there times of the day
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is one of the most popular legislations found in a health and social care setting. HASAWA 1974 or otherwise known as the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is a legislation that applies to Great Britain as well as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Task 2 7 / C.P6: Compare the influence of different health and safety laws or policies on health and social care practice in a selected setting There are several different health and safety laws and policies that vary between settings in health and social care aimed towards different legislations that must be followed, and have resulted in improvements in health and social care practice. It is important that these legislations are followed by service providers in order for them to promote safe practice and to fully understand their responsibilities under these legislations. Some of the legislations include the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Care Act 2014, the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Equality Act 2010.
HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE TASK 1.1: A few acts that would be applicable to an Engineering company that performs Sheet Metal Work and Fabrication and Welding could be: - Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 - Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 This Act was made to secure the health, safety and welfare of people at work. It was also made to protect people other than people at work against the risk to health or safety from or in connection to what people do at work. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 was also used to control the use of explosive or flammable or otherwise dangerous substances and prevent having or acquiring
As a service we have to comply with these regulations and by having regular meetings such as health and safety, infection control, checks being carried out such as fire compliance, having designated first aiders, file audits, medication audits, live staff observations and regular supervisions to not only provide support to staff and identify any training or support needs but also to highlight any areas that are of concern that could have a detrimental impact on our service