|Learner name: |Sarah Armstrong | |Qualification: |Level 2 Supporting teaching and learning in schools | |Unit number & title: |Unit 6 Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people | | | | | |AC 2.
1 The signs and symptoms of common childhood illnesses | | | |Illness | |Signs and symptoms | | | |Chickenpox | |Itchy red spots with a white centre | | | |Tonsillitis | |Fever and sore throat, with enlarged tonsils covered in white spots | | | |Measles | |Slight fever and a red rash starting | |behind the ears and then spreading all over the body Slight fever and a red rash starting | |behind the ears and then spreading all over the body | | | |German measles (rubella).
| |Fever, runny nose, headache, white spots inside mouth and brownish-red spots Fever, runny nose, headache, white spots inside mouth and | |brownish-red spots | | | |Meningitis | |Headache, fever, dislike of bright light, stiffness and dark red spots that do not disappear with pressure | | | |Conjunctivitis | |Red, sore eyes that are itchy and | |may be sticky | | | |Flu | |Headaches, weakness | | | |Diarrhoea/ vomiting | |Diarrhoea, stomach pains/ vomiting, dehydrating | | | |Glandular fever | |Fatigue, sore throat, swollen glands, fever | | | |Impetigo | |Red sores around mouth and nose, developing into yellow-brown crusts | | | |Ringworm | |Skin ringworm – ring-liked red rash with raised rim; scalp patches on scalp which may feel inflamed and tender | | | | | | | |.
2. 2 The actions to take when children or young people are ill or injured: | | | |Stay calm | |Assess the situation | |Decide if it is urgent of medical attention | |Urgent attention alert the qualified first aider/ dial 999 | |Minor injury like minor cuts, bruises and abrasions can be dealt with within the school | |Children do not need to be sent home | |They can be washed and cleaned but never apply creams or lotions | |If a child has been feeling ill or has had a minor injury, then a report needs to be sent from the school to the parent or carer ( | |including if a child bumps their head) | |Information of this is recorded in the incident and accident report book | |If I observed a incident or accident details of this and the actions I took is also needed in the report book | |.
Make a note as soon after the event | |A manager or member of staff with authority will complete and sign the report | |Serious accidents have to be reported to the Health and safety Executive by law | | | | | |2. 3 Identifying circumstances when children or young people might require urgent medical attention: | | | |Severe bleeding | |Unconsciousness | |Choking | |Breathing difficulties | |Head injuries | |Epileptic seizure | |Suspected fractures | |When it is suspected that children have taken drugs or abused substances | |Disorientation | | | |2. 4 The actions to take to emergency situations including: fires, security incidents, missing children or young people | | | |Fire (gas leaks or bomb scare): | | | |Raise the alarm | |Evacuate the building, following the schools procedure | |Assemble at the nearest point.
For example, in the playground | |Make sure the register is available to check all children are out of the building | | | |Security: | | | |Signing-in procedures/ visitor badges ( i have to do this when entering school on my placement, writing my name, date, car registration | |number, company, time I arrived and time I left and the number of my visitors badge) | |Security locks on doors and windows | |Procedures for collection of younger pupils | |Registration | |If I see a visitor with no badge in the school I would approach and ask are they lost or who are they looking for | |.
If I was concerned about this person I would seek the help of someone higher | | | |When children are missing: | | | |Report to the teacher immediately | |Ensuring that other children and present are safe – checking the register | |Checking all areas of the school grounds | |Inform the child’s parents | |Inform the police | | | |Learner signature: | |Date: | | |Assessor signature: | |Date: | | |Assessor name: | | |.