Mu 2.4 Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety

7.1: Identify the procedures of the work setting governing the receipt, storage and administration of medicines.
We have storage for all our medicines, which is out of reach of children. If a child take regularly medication, the parents will inform the nursery about it with a doctor signature If we need to give a child some medicine, after giving it to the child, we would fill out a medication form which shows the date, time, how much I have given the child, what I have given the child, and it also a signature of the person who gave the child the medication, and a witness who saw them giving it to the child. When the parent/carer arrived to pick the child up, they would have to sign the medication form to say that they have allowed the child to have this medication.

7.2: Explain how the procedures of the work setting protect both children and young people and practitioners.
We have many procedures in place which protect the staff and the children in our work settings, we have staff CRB Checks which make sure that the children are protected, as it checks the criminal activity that certain staff member has been involved in, and if this has anything to do with children, our work setting has the right not to employ that certain staff member. We have health and safety procedures which make sure both the children and staff is safe and way from harm (Health and Safety at work Act 1974, Manuel Handling Operations Regulations 1992). We also have a policy and detailed procedures for infection control based on advice from the Health Protection Agency; Hand Washing, make sure to wash hands after using the toilet, before eating or handling food, and make sure to cover all cuts and abrasions. Coughing and Sneezing, children and adults should be encouraged to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue and to wash hands after using or disposing of tissues. PPE (Personal protective equipment), Disposable non-powdered vinyl or late-free Remarked gloves and disposable plastic...