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Question: Unit RCC 5.6 Manage Risk in Residential Childcare.
Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare

1.1 Explain key points of the legislative framework for health, safety and risk management in residential childcare settings.
1.2 Analyse the theoretical models of risk management in services supporting children and young people.
1.3 Analyse the legal responsibilities of own role in relation to risk management 1.4 Analyse ethical principles associated with the management of risk.
1.4 Analyse ethical principles associated with the management of risk.

2.1 Analyse how risk-taking relates to the well-being and development of children and young people 2.2 Support others to understand how the balancing of risks and benefits can achieve positive outcomes for children and young people
2.3 Manage others to establish shared agreement on approaches to risk and risk management
2.4 Evaluate own practice in leading a culture that recognises the benefits of positive risk-taking and a balanced approach to risk management

3.1 Manage others to assess potential risks and issues, in line with agreed approaches and health, safety and risk management requirements
3.2 Work with others to manage risks and issues
3.3 Ensure others complete records and reports to comply with health, safety and risk management requirements
3.4 Explain the actions to take when health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices are not being complied with.

4.1 Obtain feedback on health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices from children and young people and others
4.2 Evaluate the health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices within own work setting
4.3 Evaluate reports of injuries, incidents, accidents and illnesses to identify any improvements needed in reporting
4.4 Plan improvements to address the findings of the evaluations

Answer: 1.1 Health and safety within a children’s home is something that is at the forefront of my mind. It is the responsibility of me as Manager to ensure the environment is a safe place to work and live in every way possible. The legislative framework applicable for a children’s home is extensive with the main areas and regulations being:
• The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (Amended 2003)
• Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) 2002
• Reporting Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR) 1995
• Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998
• Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
• Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
• Food Safety Act 1990
• Food Hygiene Regulations 2006
• Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981
• The...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 3574
  • Date submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Date written: October, 2014
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8403

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