Regulatory Bodies and Current Leglislations for Setting Up a Home Base Childcare Setting

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Assignment Task 1

Regulatory bodies and current legislations
Ofsted is the office for standards in Education, children's services and skills.
They make sure that people achieve excellence in care of children and young people.
Ofsted assess children services in local areas and inspect services for looked after children , safeguarding and child protection. Ofsted's job is to check places that young people and children are looked after and the people who look after children and young people. They check to see if people are doing a good job in looking after children, if they are not they try to help them get better. Ofsted inspect children services e.g. childminders, nursery's etc. to see the standard of care for children, after
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It is a legal requirement to report incidents and ill health at work and the information gathered enables the health and safety executive and other agencies to gather the information about how and why risks arise and to investigate serious incidents.
What should be reported?

Death of any person

A major injury to any person at work or in your care

Hospital treatment of any person who is not at work (e.g. pupil/student)

An accident which results in a person at work being incapacitated for more than three consecutive days (including the day of the accident)

Specified dangerous occurrences, e.g. building collapse

Specified contagious diseases, e.g. measles, meningitis and food poisoning

Control of substances hazardous to health 2002 (COSHH)
THE COSHH Regulations 2002 help protect people in the workplace against health risks from hazardous substances. The substances may be used directly in the work (e.g. cleaning chemicals, chemical reagents) or may arise from work activities (e.g. dusts, fumes and waste products).

The Regulations require employers to:

Assess the