2.1 It is important to take a balanced approach to risk management because its children's natural inclination to take risks when they play, those responsible for children have to take a balanced, thoughtful approach to managing risk. This is particularly important for play because children today tend to have less freedom than in the past, and hence may have fewer opportunities for risk-taking as a normal part of their everyday lives, however as early years providers we must ensure that we take all reasonable steps to ensure that children in our care are not exposed to risks or that these risks are minimized.
2.2 The principles of safe supervisions in the home based setting and off site are Treating children as individuals; recognising individual needs and abilities; providing appropriate levels of supervision (see below); risk assessments and home safety
CONSTANT SUPERVISION: Watching a child all the time.
CLOSE SUPERVISION: Watching the child most of the time but are not involved in the activity. GENERAL SUPERVISION: When you are aware of what the child is doing and checking on them regularly.
2.5 Procedures for storage of medicines.
Must be in its original bottle and not decanted. Must have the manufacturers guidelines on it and if a prescription medication the details from the chemist. Must be stored and kept in accordance with instructions. All medicines must be stored in a locked cupboard away from children.
Procedures for administering medicines.
Training must be attended if technical knowledge is needed and must be relevant to the individual child. Prescription medicine may only be administered if prescribed by a doctor. Never administer aspirin to an under 16 year old unless prescribed by a doctor.
Procedures for record keeping with regard to medication.
Keep written records of all medicines given. Inform parents when a medicine has been given, including time and dosage. Written permission must be given from parents for each...
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