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Report
Contribute to children
and young people’s
health and safety
(Part 2)
Learning Outcomes
Big Picture
Contribute to children and young
people’s health and safety
Non-medical incidents or emergencies
All settings employing more than five people will have a
safety policy.
What does your setting’s policy state about:
• the emergency procedures in case of fire?
• what to do in the event of some major incident, e.g. a
child who has gone missing, an unwelcome intruder in the
setting, very extreme weather conditions?
What to do if a child or
young person becomes ill
or injured?
• Everyone who works with children or young people
should attend a first aid course
e.g. St John’s Ambulance ‘Early Years First Aid’
British Red Cross
‘First Aid for Child Carers’
• Sometimes a baby, child or young person will arrive at
the work setting apparently fit and well but later on they
may become ill or even have an accident.
What experience have you had of this happening?
• Practitioners must know what to do if this happens.
Signs and symptoms of illnesses in
babies
What are the sign and symptoms of illnesses
in babies?
Reflect on the time when u have been ill?
Feedback to the class!
Signs and symptoms of illnesses in
babies
raised temperature
seizures
lethargy
excessive and
persistent crying
vomiting
persistent coughing
Signs and
symptoms
of illnesses
in babies
diarrhoea
sunken
anterior fontanelle
refusing food
discharge from ears
difficulty with breathing
Signs and symptoms of illnesses in
young people
What are the sign and symptoms of illnesses
in young people?
Reflect on the time when you have been ill?
Feedback to the class!
Signs and symptoms of illnesses
in children and young people
raised temperature
rash
pallor
diarrhoea and
vomiting
irritability
Children
and
young
people
lethargy or listlessness
loss of appetite
abdominal pain
lacking interest in doing
anything
Class discussion
• What to do when a child or young person is ill or injured?
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Seek medical aid
Reassure the child/young person
Notify a senior member of staff
Staff member should stay with the young person all the
time.
Any other ideas. How would you deal with it?
Serious injury or illness
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Head injury
Loss of consciousness
A wound that wont stop
bleeding
A fracture
Burns and scalds
Seizure
Poisoning
Choking
Anaphylaxis
Stopped breathing
Cardiac arrest
Foreign bodies
Find out about all
these serious
conditions and how
to deal with each
one in the work
setting.
Task 3
4.2
What to do when an accident happens?
• Some children/young people are likely to be
shocked and may not cry immediately.
• Give calm reassurance as first aid treatment is
given.
• Explain what is being done to them and why.
• Parents must be informed.
• Correct procedures for the setting must be
followed – do you know what these are?
Procedures for reporting and recording
accidents, emergencies and illnesses
Accidents,
incidents
emergencies
and
illnesses
Should be reported
to parents
Should be logged
in the
Accident Report Book
(a legal requirement for work places)
Learning outcome
5
You need to follow the
work setting procedures for
reporting accidents,
incidents,
emergencies and illnesses.
Information to be recorded in an
accident/incident record (1)
• Every workplace is, by law, required to have an Accident Report
Book.
• The information recorded should include the following details:
Fill in accident record form provided!
Information to be recorded in an
accident/incident record (2)
In some circumstances the Reporting of
Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous
Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR)
require the incident to be reported to the
Health and Safety Executive.
Do you know when you must do this?
Infection control
The National Care Standards state that children
must be cared for in an environment that is safe
and hygienic.
Staff must take measures to control the spread
of infection.
What should a member of staff do if they
have diarrhoea, are vomiting or have an
infected skin problem?
Infection control policy
• Find out about the infection control policy in your work
setting and write about the procedures to be followed.
Include details of:
 when protective clothing should be worn
 when gloves should be worn
 how waste should be disposed of
 what conditions should be reported to the supervisor
 which conditions mean non-attendance at work.
6.2
You need to describe the personal protective clothing
that you use to prevent the spread of infection.
What your assessor needs to see you
demonstrate
You will need to show your assessor that you
know how to avoid spreading infection in the
following ways:
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when to wear protective clothing
when to wear gloves
how to dispose of waste
how to wash and dry your hands.
Medicines
• Most settings have a policy on the giving of medicines.
• Write about the procedures that must be followed if a
child or young person has to be given medication in the
work setting.
• Include details of:
 consent forms
 storage of medicines
 recording when and how medicines are given
 information to parents about the medication given.
• Explain in your own words how the procedures at your
work setting protect both the children/young people and
the practitioners.
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