346- Support CYP Health and Safety

346- Support
CYP Health and
• Understand how to plan and provide environments
and services that children and young persons safety
• Be able to recognise and manage risks to health,
safety and security in a work setting or off site visits
• Understand how to support children and young
people to assess and manage risk for themselves
• Understand appropriate responses to accidents,
incidents emergencies and illness in work settings
and off site visits
• Describe what is health and safety
o What duty of care have you, around
Health and Safety?
Name Health and Safety
Health and safety at work act
Motor vehicle regs 2006 ( wearing safety belts!)
Children Act 2006 ( This underpins framework
assessment of settings)
National minimum standards
Food hygiene legislation 2006
Smoking ban 2007
Manual handling regulations
Medication act
Task Sheet 1- written
individual task
• Explain how the legislation on the last sheet are
implemented in your work setting
Monitoring Health and
• Accident/incident forms completed
• Risk assessments forms
• Training which includes, Health and safety, moving
and handling, medication, infection control,
medication etc.
• Supervisions/appraisals
• Policies and Procedures
• Equipment checks- I.e. PAT testing, Hoist/lifts annual
testing , MOT vehicle checks
• Reporting Hazards and risks forms etc
Informal and Formal Risk
• What is the difference ?
• Why are Risk Assessments
• Who does these two types of
• Risk Assessments?
How are These Risk assessments monitored?
Identify Potential Hazards
in your setting.
What factors must you take
into account when planning
healthy and safe indoor and
out door environments?
Age and stage of development of your child.
Capability of your Child
Sensory or Disability need of your Young person
The ability or personal circumstance of the staff
member looking after the CYP
Duty of Care of CYP
The required outcome of the activity in meeting the
needs of the CYP.
Safe, secure environment
Complete a Risk assessment
on a young person
Childs Name
Identified Risk
To take young person
swimming as part of
identified learning plan
Risk of drowning due to
inability to swim , poor
behaviour, inability to
understand instruction.
Planned Solution
assessment on a young
person in your setting.
Identified Risk
Planned Solution- also
describe how this
reduces the risk.
Discussion• Explain why Children should be allowed to take
• Discuss how this can be achieved
to manage risks for
• Signs and reminders on equipment.
• Notices on cupboards to remind children about storage.
• Discussing safety issues with children as part of day to
day practice.
• Encourage washing hands after using the toilet or after
handling animals or plants. Before handling food.
• Talking through the reasons for fire practice and other
safety requirements.
• reminders on outside doors to close them and fire doors
to keep clear.
• Encourage supervised risk taking- use Knives for cooking
• Road Safety – crossing roads.
Explain giving examples of dilemmas
between the rights and choices of CYP
and health and safety requirements
• A young person wants to do a climbing activity but
has epilepsy and isn’t always controlled.
• A young person has been placed in your care due
to previously being addicted to drugs. He wants to
go to the youth club in the village on his own.
• A young person who has difficulty holding objects
wants to use a craft knife.
Accidents, incidents,
emergencies and illnesses
• Describe what is the difference between Accidents,
incidents, emergencies and illnesses .Explain with
• Describe your policies and procedures for each of
the above.
• Exercise which policy procedure would you follow
for the following
• A staff member falls over and scrapes his knee
• A YP has tooth ache
• A Visitor is found wandering around
• A YP who is not a known epileptic has a seizure.

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