Qcf Teaching and Supporting in School 202

Unit 2 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people

Outcome 2 2.1 To know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured,including emergency procedures.

In younger children it is sometimes difficult for them to express their symptoms,as with older children they are able to describe how and what they are feeling.  

Some of the symptoms that may be noticeable over a period of a few days or during the day could be:

*looking pale*appears tired or lethargic*is quiet or irritable*has no appetite

*has a rash*looks flush

It is important that all staff can recognise sign/symptoms.   If a member of staff has a concern and the child is showing signs of an illness the parents will be informed and the child concerned will be sent home.  

Some illness have to be reported to the local authority so preventions and notifications can e put into place. Measles, mumps and meningitis are among these.  

Flu – headaches,weakness, cough, sore throat, fever and aches.
Return to school – when recovered

Tonsillitis – fever, difficulty in swallowing, very sore throat and pain in ears
Return to school – no specific advise – when the child has recovered

Diarrhoea/sickness – dehydration, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhoea
Return to school – two days after last episode

Chickenpox – fever, itchy rash with blister like appearance
Return to school – five days after onset of rash

Mumps – fever, painful and swallow jaw and pain when swallowing
Return to school – five days after onset of glands swelling

Rubella – headache,fever,red-pink rash,sore throat and runny nose
Return to school – six days after onset of rash

Measles – grey/white spots in the mouth, fever, runny nose,cough and blotchy rash
Return to school – four days after onset of rash

Glandular fever – sore throat, swallon glands, fever and fatigue
Return to school – when the child is feeling better

Impetigo – red sores around the mouth and nose -   developing into...