explain how practitioners can take steps tp protect themselves within their everyday practice in the work setting during on-site and off-site visits
An explanation of how practitioners can take steps to protect themselves within their everyday practice in the work setting and on off site visits.
An important part of a practitioner?s role would be to read all policies and procedures these are put [ [ into place to protect them and the children that you look after.
In the workplace you can protect yourself by:
? Always follow your settings
the policies and procedures.
? You should avoid being alone in a closed room with a child.
? If a child is late being collected then two members of staff stay with the child until parents/carers arrive.
? Staff and children?s times on arrivals and departures are recorded in the register.
? When incidents or accidents occur always get a witness to sign.
? If an incident happens before the child enters the setting, write up information in incident book and get parent to sign before they leave.
Off site visits you protect yourself by:
? Always follow your settings policies and procedures.
? Carry out a full risk assessment. Think of age/stage of children and where and when and how you are getting to the venue, always have the child?s safety in mind.
? Get parental/carers consent.
? Make sure insurance covers the outing.
? Staff ratio is in line within the guidance of Ofsted (possibly go lower with ratio)
? Take emergency contact numbers, mini first aid box and any medical notes that could be relevant in case of accidents or emergencies.
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