Human Rights Act 1998
This Act means that every child in the setting gets treated exactly the same. According to article this also makes sure that corporal punishment is not used in the setting. In my setting all of the staff make sure that every child is involved in everything and that no child is left out or excluded.
Children's Act 2004
This Act ensures that all the different services for children and young people work together more effectively. For example in my placement there are different services available for children such as speech therapists, one to one help and special needs teachers.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
This Act makes sure that all employers meet certain rules to ensure that everyone is safe in their place of work. It also means that all employees in a children's setting has responsibility for health and safety of anyone who is there. For example, in my placement all the staff make sure that their hands are washed and that the children wash their hands before eating food to avoid spreading any kind of illnesses.
The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations, 1995 (RIDDOR)
This Act requires the reporting of work related accidents, diseases and dangerous occurrences. It applies to all work activities but not to all incidents. For example in my placement there is an accident form that staff have to fill in if there are any accidents while you are supervising the children. This ensures that parents are informed and enables management of the setting to review and monitor accidents in the setting.
Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001
This Act ensures that every setting meets the needs of all the children within the setting, either physical or educational disability, and that every child gets the help that they need. The setting must be flexible and be able to accommodate a child with special needs, For example when a practitioner plans activities for the day they must make sure...