There are many ways in which they have to comply, and the employer is responsible for the health and safety procedures and these will vary depending of the type of school, but they are required to carry out risk assessments and suitable procedures for any new situation which may increase the risks for example when on a school trip, comply with, complete and allow access to any appropriate paperwork which could be requested during an inspection under the Act, provide a school health and safety policy and ensure that all staff are aware and understand it. It is vitally important that all areas of the school are safe for children. This includes in addition to those mentioned above ensuring that classroom furniture, PE equipment and other specialised equipment such as that used in chemistry etc. as well as playground furniture are in a satisfactory condition in order to avoid any accidents while learning or playing
In the report he mainly recommends that social services and other professionals are given appropriate training to do their job in correct manner. Like this the informations which are related to childâ€TMs safety are correctly handled and shared between agencies to promote childrenâ€TMs welfare. All schools in England apart from the main legislation (which I mentioned above) must follow policies and procedures set by their Local Safeguarding Children Boards. I can mentioned for example Framework for the Assessment of Children in Need and Their Families 2000 (providing understanding and recording what happening to CYP within their families) or Working Together to Safeguard
The current framework is the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) which states that working with parents and other professional is essential and has an impact on a practitioners practice. The parents know their child the best therefore it is important to communicate with them in order to find out the child’s interest and dislikes. As he EYFS states in the article 3.68, “Providers must maintain records and obtain and share information to ensure the safe and efficient management of the setting, and to help ensure the needs of all children are met.”- EYFS 2014 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335504/EYFS_framework_from_1_September_2014__with_clarification_note.pdf This part of the EYFS means that failing to communicate and sharing information means that the child’s needs will not be met. The EYFS was updated to add more attention on working with parents and other professionals in order to meet every child’s needs. It is important to share the ongoing observations made by the key person of the child and tracking so the
This is so children feel safe and secure to enable them to develop effectively. Staff need to understand that the policies and procedures are put in place to protect children and what they can do in their role to ensure they are following them. There are many policies and procedure in place not only to protect children but staff too, each school should have a display or folder to outline these. A few examples
They also have a responsibility to follow the Policies and procedures of the school, which are outlined in their contract of employment and in their professional codes of practice. Early Years teachers also have a responsibility to work within the appropriate legislation. For example, the Health and Safety at Work Act, whilst in the workplace. Also, if they are supervising a child or member of staff in training they are responsible of the task of whom they are supervising, therefore can be held accountable, by the parents due to the children being in their care. They are also accountable to their employer as defined within their
t is very important for the practitioner to prepare the child for any transition. With a child that is moving school they need to be sensitive to the child’s concerns and should try to answer all the child’s questions honestly. There are many ways that the practitioner can prepare the child for a transition, for example they can: arrange visits to the new setting use ‘circle time’ to address issues and concerns empathize with the children, try to see things from a child’s point of view to ensure that all information is passed on to the child’s ‘new’ teacher to create effective links with other practitioners, in case follow up support is needed. With starting and moving through day care it is important that the child is involved and is introduced to the setting and the people that work there. With the transitioning period it is important the child has a transition morning sometimes with the parent present, to get use to the setting, introduce themselves to other children and get a general feel of the place.
‘Having a voice, having a choice’. Children have the right to take part not only giving opinions but choosing their agenda and making their own decisions. Children and young people’s participation is to make sure that all views are heard and valued in the taking of decisions which affect them, to make sure they are supported in making positive contribution to their schools and local community. It is important to focus on all of the rules relating to child protection and safeguarding, confidentiality and data protection. It is important that all children and young people are involves ad take part in a wide range of decision making
It is important when working with children that you follow each policy and procedure for safeguarding to ensure that you give the best possible care to the children. Each member of staff should be trained in safeguarding and to understand the importance of noticing signs. There are many legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding which are; Health and safety work act 1974, Children’s act 1989, Data protection act 1998, Education act 2002, Every child matters 2004, Working together to safeguard children 2006, e- safety 2008. When working with all of the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures it will provide the best possible services for practionier to work with the children and provide them the best possible
This also focuses attention on the important role of the key person/ key worker in a safeguarding high-quality care and learning experiences for young children. Practitioners have established that the mandatory welfare necessities are important for the early year’s basic safety, security and health. These also require to reassure parents and carers that their children will experience a good level of care in all settings. Each principle of the EYFS has four obligations which show practitioners which are putting the principle into practice, therefore supporting children in meeting the outcomes set out in the government’s programme for children, Every Child Matters which also supports the holistic development (Hughes and Doherty, 2009). However, some parts of the sector must have found it hard to provide the learning and development needs of the EYFS.
First and foremost it is important to plan the meeting which includes being very clear as to why a meeting is required, what is to be accomplished and who is expected at the meeting. The different types of meetings held in the school are important to ensure that children achieve their potential and staff can work in an environment that is supportive, yet challenging. Different meetings enable information to be shared, decisions to be made, and ideas to be shared with others. The different meetings mean that each area of the school community can connect with each other. It is important that all know what the governors and senior leaders are trying to achieve.
If all members of the school community are using the same principles and techniques when managing behaviour, it is much more likely that the children will respond in a positive way. The children will know the range of rewards and dispensations, and the order in which they will be used, no matter who is speaking to them about their behaviour. Workforce re-modelling has had an impact on a number of different professionals who are now working in schools. Support staff and midday supervisors, as well as those running extended school provision, should know the importance and impact of consistent methods. It is also important that support staff are given status within the school so that they are respected in the same way as fully qualified teaching
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). Child protection is an aspect of safeguarding and it refers to protecting individual child from maltreatment.