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Old 05-08-2012, 10:01 AM
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Help SOS Cyp 3.4 support children and young people's health and safety - Unit 027 or Unit 4

I have done all other units, please can anyone give me any help?!
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:38 PM
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Hi, a warm welcome to silkysteps, to help get a plan together for tackling this can you collect copies of your settings policies and procedures? Familiarise yourself with what they say and know what they mean for you as you go about your day to day practice - ie. how things happen in your seting/plaement eg. for risk assessment, first aid, illness or sickness, incidents, injury, accidents, emergencies .. fire, evacuation & drills, lost or missing child, intruders .. and how things are reported - in what books/logs and the information you are expected to enter.

CYP 3.4 Support children and young people's health and safety - The CYP 3.4 UNIT also available in the zipped downloads of archived CWDC and the Search page on silkysteps - this will help if you use keywords/unit numbers from the assessment criteria

Sites/identified sources to help:

Childcare act 2006 summary - in England this put an early years framework in place that ensures settings work within the national occupational standards and aims to fulfil the five positive outcomes of ECM - Every Child Matters. The framework for home nation England is - EYFS 2008 - EYFS 2012 - CWDC NOS it is also created the registration and inspection process - ofsted that gurantees the implementation of these requirements and regulations.

Health & Safety at work act 1974 - This puts the foundation down for all health & safety law, ensuring everyone has duties and responsibilities, welfare is protected and created the H&S Executive as a provider of guidance, management of health and safety issues and to apply the law.
Manual handling operations 1992 regulations & guide - avoid lifting and carrying children where possible, risk assess if about to carry or lift, use recommended technique to lift and carry.
COSHH - Storing hazardous chemicals to protect children and staff and ensure containers are correctly labelled.
RIDDOR 1995 - requirement for schools to have procedures in place to report to the HSE including those on work experience.
The management of health and safety at work regualtions 1999 - introduces the concept of risk assessment
H&S first aid regulaltions 1981 - ensures awareness of the need for adequate resources - equipment, facilities and trained personnel to act in the event of injury or illness inside and out.
Fire precautions act 1971 and regulations - ensures responses to events of fire and emergency evacuation are known and covers aspects related to fire prevention

More first aid: St John's ambulance - and - The British Red Cross

More accident & incident: CAPT - Child safety week - Child safety & child development

More safety: ROSPA - seat belt law motor vehicles regulation 1981 -

About safety markings

Recognising illnes Spotty book - Immunisation from DoH and NHS website - The healthy child programme

Duty of care and also another unit OCR.org.uk Unit SHC 34 - implementing duty of care

Other threads to help with CYP3.4 or Unit 027
For 2.1 potential hazards http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14858
Risk assessment example this can be reviewed, monitored in an ongoing way through meetings/feedback and linked to an action plan that aims to remove/minimise a risk CYP3.4 2.4

http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14802 - balancing risk & also http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9599

http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13721 - 1.3 sources of information and support & also http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14262

http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14471 - 4.1
http://www.silkysteps.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15173 - 4.2 reporting procedures

A Level three handbook will help support and guide research further.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:52 AM
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I have done this unit xx

There are a number of important principles to think about when you are planning for healthy and safe environments or activities with children. Most of these are common sense but you need to remember that everyone is an individual and may have different needs. There are several points to take into consideration when planning safety –
• Every child is an individual – with different needs depending on their age and abilities. You must think about this when planning activities.
• Some children have specific needs such as sensory impairments.
• The different needs of families and careers must be considered.
• Always be clear about why you are using the environment in question, the activities a child encounters and what sort of services are offered.
• The duty of care of a setting to children, parents and careers is a legal obligation. You should always have the child’s safety and welfare in the front of your mind when planning.
• The desired outcomes for the children are the starting point. Most activities with children should have clear aims and objectives that are based around the required outcomes linked to their age.
• Lines of responsibility and accountability are down to everyone that is employed in a setting , responsibility for the health and safety of children and staff are down to all employers and there should be clear reporting responsibilities.
Any setting should have clear policies and procedures about all aspects of health and safety. All rooms and equipment used by children should have regular checks to ensure that everything is working well and is safe. Some of these checks are required by law ie. Electrical equipment must be checked by a qualified electrician every year.
Managers should make sure that health and safety checks are carried out as required. In the case of an accident, failure to check equipment could have serious implications.
It is important that visitors follow safety guidelines to protect children in the setting.
People who work there will be given instructions and training on health and safety. But how can a manager of a care setting make sure that parents, careers or work people know about health and safety requirements?
The information that they will need depends on several factors-
• How long they are at the setting
• Which areas of the setting they have access to
• There role and responsibilities
• Contact with the children at the setting.

The setting should have copies of all the latest legislation and guidance as well as their own policies and procedures. The internet is a very good source of information, here are some websites about health and safety –
• Health and safety executive, www.hse.gov.uk/
• Child accident prevention trust, www.capt.org.uk/
• Department of education, www.education.gov.uk

The most important legislation in the UK is the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Since 2008 this sits alongside health and safety legislation and covers every aspect of the welfare of children which includes –
• Safeguarding
• Suitable people
• Suitable premises and equipment
• Organisation
• Documentation

There are differences in the exact application of health and safety legislation in each of the countries in the UK. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the framework in your own country. You should be aware of the following-
• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• Product safety marking
• Motor Vehicles (Wearing of Seat Belts)(Amendment) Regulations 2006
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations 2002
• Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) 1995
• Childcare Act 2006 – this sets out the statutary framework for assessment of settings, including health and safety in EYFS in force from Sept 2008
• Smoking Ban – UK wide in indoor public places from 1st July 2007 (EYFS includes a legal requirement to ensure children are always in a smoke-free environment)
• Food Hygiene legislation 2006

Any setting or activity carries a level of risk, by identifying and reducing risks in advance, full use can be made of the setting or activity to maximise the value to and enjoyment by the children in your care.
There are several different risks that you need to consider-
• Physical risks
• Security risks
• Fire risks
• Food safety risks
• Emotional risks
• Personal safety risks

Effective management of risk should become automatic as you become more experienced. For every activity you plan, you should think about the hazards, the likelihood of the hazard occurring and the control measures.
If you see a hazard as part of your day to day work deal with it straight away, it can be as simple as mopping up spilt water or moving toys of the floor.
Risk assessment forms are used to assess hazards and identify control measures for all activities and outings, in our setting we also have risk assessments for the use of mobile phones and the internet.
A good risk assessment is only valid at the time it is carried out. Although the setting, outing or activity may be one you have used many times, one very important factor will change-
The children taking part. Effective risk assessments must take account of each child taking part and the number of children.
Once you have started the activity that you have risk assessed it is important that you monitor the risks you identified and if anything changes you should review and change the risk assessment immediately

Any activity a child does involves some risk. If the activity is well planned and organised with thought given to possible risks the likelihood of an accident or injury should be minimal. The secret is to balance the risks of an activity against the benefit to and safety of the child.
Risk and challenge are important to a child’s development. Avoiding all risks and challenges would result in a very timid adult lacking in many everyday skills and abilities. It would be very easy to respond to all the risks to which children are exposed by not allowing them to explore or experiment.
Children need to explore their environment, it is one of the ways in which they learn, but it needs to be a “safe” environment where the risk is controlled by adults. Children need some freedom in order to develop their skills.
Understanding the stage of development a child is at and their individual needs can help you to provide the right amount of risk in activities.

Children learn by trying out new experiences and making choices. But they do not have the skills and judgement to make safe choices. Careers have the responsibility to identify potential hazards in any situation and to judge when it is safe to allow a child to undertake an activity or make a choice. Some children need this freedom to explore risk more than others. In a well-controlled setting the child can be encouraged to explore and try out new skills.

Children are usually very good at deciding what is safe or not. Using large play equipment is a good example of how children assess and manage risk. Without adult or another child’s interference most children will not stretch themselves beyond their capabilities.

If a child in your care has an accident it is your main responsibility to know what to do in an emergency and to carry out the required actions calmly and confidently so that you meet one of the prime aims of first aid, which is to preserve life and to prevent the effects of the injury becoming worse than necessary.
The correct actions after an accident can save life, ie. People have died unnecessarily as a result of a blocked airway that needed little skill to open. A valid paediatric first aid certificate is a requirement for many child care jobs, here are a few things to do when faced with an injury –
• Keep calm
• Assess the situation
• Airway – is it open?
• Breathing – are they breathing?
• Circulation – is there a pulse?
• Bleeding – check
• Call for help.

All children will have an emergency contact number but it may not be the child’s parents, because of work commitments may make it difficult for them to be contacted, it may be that the grandparents or auntie that is the emergency contact instead but these are all things that need to be checked at the time.
The person in charge must get in touch with the emergency contact as soon as possible and inform the relevant person of the incident, and where the child has been taken. Obviously, someone the child knows well should go to the hospital with them until there parents or other careers arrive.this will help reassure the child and be a point of contact when the parents arrive.

Under certain circumstances accidents may need to be reported to the Health and Safety Executive, particularly if the child is seriously injured, examples of this would include –
• A major injury (such as fractured limbs, electric shock, unconsciousness)
• If the child is absent through the injury for more than three days.

Even a minor accident requires an entry to be made in the accident book, for more serious incidents a full report is needed. After any such event the person in charge should examine the circumstances to see what can be done to prevent any similar occurring.

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Thanks so much I've just got this assignment and felt overwhelmed.
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Hi i need help on this assignment as im stuck, im not sure what to do write even thought i have some policies from my school. I need to do a booklet, please can somebody help me.
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asessment task -CYP core 3.4 support childrens and young peoples health and saftey:

* A description of the factors to take in to account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor enviroments and services.
* An explanation of how health and saftey is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards and encouraged to work safley.
* An identificaion of sources of current guidance for planning healthy and safe enviroments and services.
* An explanation of how current health and saftey legislation policies and procedures are implemented in own work setting or services.

* An explanation of why it is important to take a balnced approach to risk management.
*An explanation of the dilemma between the rioghts and choices of children and young people and health and saftey enviroments
* An example for your own work practise of supposting or young people to assess and manage risk.

Task 3:
* An explanation of the policies and procedures of the setting or service in reponse to accidents, incidents, emergencies and illness.
* An identification of the correct procedures for recording and reporting incidents, injuries, signs of illness and other emergencies.
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Hi, take each of these tasks separately and slowly, can you check submission dates so you know how to pace yourself?

For the first task use your setting's policies and procedures to guide your response.
Factors are listed on the unit CYP 3.4 page
How things are managed in your setting will be evidenced by your knowledge of what happens day to day and what your policies say.
Sources are listed above. Identifying them is all that is necessary.
If you have copies of the setting's policies and procedures how they're implemented will mean how they're carried out eg. if room checks happen, storage arrangements for equipment, tools, chemicals are maintained

For task 2 the HSE's myths are a good behind the scenes look at why people's approach to health and safety can sometimes be over cautious or so generous that injury is a risk.

The search page on site will help find member's queries for the rest, enter words from each criteria to look xx

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thank you so much this helped
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Old 03-11-2014, 05:30 PM
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Help SOS helppp pleaseeee

Hi !! Please could you help me with unit 4 !!! im so stuck 3 days i have been doing this and still no further!!

unit 4
i have written :
2.4: Explain how health and safety risk assessments are monitored and reviewed

Health and saftey risk assesments are monitored and reviewd useing a checklist as required to prevent any accidents, they are reviewd by each member of staff and then once completed it is monitored by the manager / deputy manager. All equipment, bathrooms and rooms should be check for any risks to children or staff. Health and saftey is monitored in my setting by carrying out risk assesment checks for example on the sheet of paper it can say " plug sockets " so we will check all plug sockets and ensure that all of them are coverd and secure to prevent any fatal accidents. they are then reviewed to ensurer that the room and setting is safe enough for the children to play in. It is important to keep up to date with all legislations

but need to expand and write Why is it important to regularly review and update policies and procedures and keep up to date with current legislation?:banghea d::banghea d:
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im really stuck on this one too.... its the factors one i need help with. i understand about the need to change things for sensory impaired children, disabilities, different ages, but when it says for the duty of care, individual needs, the needs of carers and the function and purpose of environments and services offered... i just dont know how to write about this. any help is gratefully appreciated!!! xx
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hi everyone in need of help

Evaluate different ways in which you can support children and young people to manage risks for themselves.Advantages and disadvantages please x
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