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Question: Unit 3 Supporting Children
CACHE-LEVEL 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (DCCE-L3)

E1 Identify FIVE (5) pieces of current legislation.
E2 Describe how each piece of legislation will influence working practices in the setting.
E3 Describe how the policies and procedures will help safeguard children.
E4 Describe how the policies and procedures promote fair, just and inclusive strategies.

E5 Describe TWO (2) strategies which can be used to empower children to develop independence and self reliance.
D2 Assess the effectiveness of the strategies which empower children to develop autonomy and self reliance.
C1 Evaluate one theoretical perspective which supports the development of strategies for empowering children.

E6 Give examples of how settings may prepare children for transfer or transition.
D1 Explain the key issues relating to practice which supports children to prepare for transition.

E7- Show an understanding of diversity and inclusive practice.
B1- Describe how the causes and effects of discrimination may affect practice in the setting.
A1 Reflect on the influences of legislation on working practices within early years settings.

Answer: The Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 will influence working people working in the setting, as they will be sure to check all areas of the setting at all times, making sure to check all electrical are safe, all sharp objects are out of the way, chemicals such as bleach are on shelves out of children’s reach and make sure that all potties and toilets are clean at all times. The setting must make sure that any hazardous waste such as nappies and bodily fluids are put in the correct place, ensuring that they are away from children and disposed from properly. Plug socket covers should be on all plugs around the setting and fridge and cupboard locks should be fitted, locks should be fitted on doors so the children cannot escape. This puts pressure on the practitioners to keep the children safe, affecting working practices.

The Data Protection Act 2003 influences people in the setting, a...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Early Childhood Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3275
  • Date submitted: April 22, 2012
  • Date written: November, 2011
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4076

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