Welfare requirements were bought in to England in September 2008 as part of the EYFS welfare requirements and these are compulsory. These have been broke down in 5 groups they are: •Safeguarding and promoting children’s welfare has legal and statutory guidance general legal requirements cover and the provider must take necessary steps to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. The provider must promote the good health of children and take necessary steps to prevent the spread of infections, and take appropriate action when they are ill.
Children’s behaviour must be managed effectively and in a manner appropriate for their stage of development and particular individual needs. •Suitable people – we need to make sure suitable people look after the children. We need to make sure these people have been thought the vetting procedures as well as correct training for the job •suitable premises-we need suitable premises to make sure the children are looked after in a safe environment and that it is safe for them to carry out activity’s Organisation- This is where planning and organising of settings systems provide each child with fun, yet challenging learning and development experiences to meet the child’s individual needs. Like key workers promote equality of opportunities and anti-discriminate behaviour, sensitive observations, fire detecting equipment, suitable for all users. Meets all the health and safety regulations. •Documentation- Records and documentation that is kept in the setting referring to policies and procedures required for the safe and efficient management of the setting and to me children’s individual needs.
All records are kept in accordance with the data protection act 1998 and the freedom of information act 2000 and children must have certain data kept on them at the setting. Such as their name, date of birth, and address, emergency contact details. 1. 2 Lines of reporting and responsibility within the work setting- I have to report to my manager or my team leader In my setting my manager is also the health and safety and child protection officer.