Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People

Safeguard the welfare of children and young people. Outcome 2.

Identify signs and symptoms of childhood illness 2.1.
General signs and symptoms
General signs and symptoms means any signs or symptoms which could show that a child is ill.
High temperature
A high temperature is when a child’s temperature is over 36C which is the normal temperature for a child.
Off colour
Off colour means looking very pale or like a greenish colour.
This is when a child may go to sleep and this is out of their routine and not normal for them also if a child is being quiet and this is not their usual personality of being quite.
This means when a child is being sick and their faeces is watery.
This means when a child always wants to sit and have cuddles or just to stay sat with you and they don’t want you to leave them and become very clingy.
Lack of appetite
A lack of appetite is when a child may not eat all their food or not eat any of their food at all also this could mean they could not eat anything all day.

Tonsillitis is an infection which is caused by either a virus or bacteria, although most cases are viral. Tonsillitis can spread from person to person through sharing the same utensils or toothbrush, the main symptoms of tonsillitis is a sore throat other symptoms could be a fever, coughing and headaches. The tonsils are two small glands found at the back of the throat behind the tongue. The time picking up the infection and the symptoms starting to appear is usually between two to four days.
Chicken pox
Chickenpox causes an itchy rash that blisters and then crusts over, this may start out often in bunches of spots on the chest and face and from there it will spread over the entire body. Chickenpox is a mild but highly infectious condition caused by a virus called the varicella-zoster virus (varicella is the medical name for chickenpox). Chickenpox can be spread from person to person by coughing or...