i wrote this first aand then looked through our policy and procedures folder for our setting and wrote about what is in them:
In every setting there should be on display or on view a policy and procedure folder. This is there for parents to look at and for them to see how we support safe working. The policies and procedures are put into place to benefit staff, children, parents/carers and visitors. In our setting we have a free flow system that enables the children to access each room/garden when they would like to. This also means that staff are never in a closed room with children and all staff are aware that they move around where the children are playing.
It is very important for parents to trust who is looking after their children, one of the main areas of gaining trust is having a CRB enhanced disclosure completed, every staff member should be CRB checked, no other persons should be left alone with the children (work experience etc). There are three types of CRB checks (basic, standard and enhanced), when working with children or vulnerable adults you have a greater degree of contact, this is why you need to have the CRB enhanced disclosure. This is put into place to protect the children/young people from harm or significant harm.
Children need physical contact of some form such as when he/she hurts themselves or if they are upset for any other reason, it’s knowing and understanding when it is appropriate to give the contact. This is usually given when the child is upset, you can then encourage the child to play with you so the child gets distracted from why they were upset.
These are the policy and procedures that i looked at within our setting:
- Nappy changing policy and procedure
- Positive behaviour policy and procedure
- Supervision of children on outings and visits policy and procedure
- Safeguarding children and child protection policy and procedure
- Information sharing policy and procedure
- Whistle blowing policy and procedure
I also listed the Acts that each policy and procedure cover e.g. information sharing- Legal framework, Data Protection Act 1998 & Human Rights Act 1998
If you can't get any policy and procedures put a search into google and i am sure you will get plenty come up and then you have your reference for information.
Hope it gives you ideas