Dcypw Level 3

3.4: Support children and young people’s health and safety
Chris Chapman
Task 1> Understand how to plan and provide environments and services that support children and young people’s health and safety.
      1.1 Describe the factors to take into account when planning healthy and safe indoor and outdoor environments and services.  
While it is necessary to provide activity’s and equipment for children within your setting to encourage and promote their development it is also important to ensure that health and safety in place.   Ways in which we as practitioners can ensure safety for all is by remembering and carrying out certain procedures, and remember some important factors whilst doing this, such as:
  * When planning room layouts, it is important to remember that all children are individuals with different needs depending on their age and ability.   If a certain activity requires a vast use of physical movement then you must take into consideration that perhaps some children may be limited in their movement or based on their age may be less able to perform this certain task then one of an older age.  
  * Would have to also consider children who have sensory impairments, such as a child with limited hearing would struggle to comprehend what was being said when being educated on the explanations of safety.
  * The safety and well-being of children is paramount when planning activities within a setting.   Therefore you must consider and ensure that duty of care for each any every child and staff member is in place.
      * Ensure whether indoors or outdoors, that all activities provide appropriate space, is safe and suitable.   This could be accomplished via risk assessments.   An example of appropriate planning would be in the instance of a climbing frame or balance beam.   When setting up this activity, factors such as is the apparatus near any obstructions, is the apparatus appropriate to age and needs.
      1.2 Explain how health and...