Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety.

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Support children and young people’s health and safety. Outcome 1 Know the legislative and policy framework for health and safety
1.1- Describe how current health and safety legislation, policies and procedures are implemented in the setting.
A schools Health and safety policy should conform to the requirements contained in the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Specifically the policy should contain :-

a) a General Statement of commitment to H&S, signed by Head/Chair of Governors or indicating that it has been endorsed by the committee of the Governing Body which has responsibility for H&S;

b) details of individual responsibilities for H&S, under a heading of Organisation, together with a diagrammatic
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Risk management is defined as the development of a systematic approach within an organisation which allows for the planning of strategies and for monitoring and reviewing accountability and support for staff (from Titterton, 2005).
Basically, by involving a wide spectrum of people in the process of risk management ie staff, volunteers and Governors, this will give a greater likely hood of producing a balanced approach since a wider number of participants will help to produce a more comprehensive and therefore a more balanced approach.

3.2 – Demonstrate ways of supporting children and young people to assess and manage risk for themselves.
The most obvious method of supporting children to manage risk is by acting as a role model to the children whereby an adult demonstrates a good approach to risk management by adhering to the Health and Safety policy, and generally displaying best practise techniques that can readily be understood by the children.

Outcome 4 Respond to emergency situations
4.1 – Recognise and respond to emergency situations.
School emergencies can be categorized in terms of magnitude ranging from a minor injury to a major earthquake. Identifying the magnitude of an emergency will determine the allocation of resources. Three levels of emergency are described below.
Level 1 Emergency: An emergency handled by school personnel

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