Cyp Core 3.4

CYP Core 3.4 Support children and young people’s health and safety

Providing a safe environment for children and young people requires knowledge of hazards and an ability to access and manage risk.
1.1 Factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services

There are a number of factors that must be taken into account when planning for health and safety.
The individual needs of the child   - These must be considered along with the age and ability so when planning for the children make sure the resources used are age and stage appropriate and they carry the safety marks. There must be specialist equipment for children with specific needs, so must be able to adapt to the needs of child.

Specific risks - For a child who has a hearing impairment you would need to provide visual aids for them or sign language so they are aware of the health and safety for example if the child was running indoors you could show them a visual aid of a picture where it’s made clear that you walk not run. Placing pictures of hands being washed near the toilets also teaches them to wash their hands when they have been to the toilet.
1.2 How health and safety is monitored and maintained and how people in the work setting are made aware of risks and hazards
These are ways in which health and safety is maintained; suitable premises, environment and equipment - secure (entry phones, safeguarding, children’s and adult’s registration, right person (with prior permission) collecting children, fences, etc.). Areas where children learn, play and develop must be in appropriate size (enough space - ratio, enough sinks, toilets,...), suitable for appropriate age group, condition (well maintained, warm, bright, clean, hygienic), safe (handles in a higher level, electric sockets higher and covered, not slippery floors, no sharp corners, supervision all day long and etc.), adequate spaces for the different needs (food, rest,...