Effective Health & Safety for Children with SEND & ASN

Course Description

This course is suitable for anyone working with children and young people with SEND and ASN, as well as those with pastoral or health and safety responsibility.

All children and young people have a right to education, regardless of any special educational needs or disability (SEND) or additional support needs (ASN). This course will help you to understand your legal obligations regarding the health and safety of those with SEND and ASN. It asks you to consider how children and young people might be affected by their needs and how to implement reasonable adjustments that will reduce risk and enable participation.

Course Content

Legislation and guidance

A brief description of the five key pieces of legislation and guidance relevant to the health and safety of children with SEND and ASN.

• Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974

• Manual Handling Regulations 1992

• Equality Act 2010

• Children and Families Act 2014

• SEND Code of Practice

Managing risk

A series of scenarios to guide you through the 5-step risk assessment process and how to implement it in your setting.

1. Identify the hazards

2. Establish who might be harmed by these hazards and how

3. Look at what is already in place and what action could be taken to reduce the risk

4. Record your findings

5. Review regularly

Reasonable adjustments

A range of examples that show how access can be enabled, including changing the physical environment, providing extra aids or services, and changing the way that things are done.

Moving and handling

A look at the health and safety requirements for moving and handling that protect children, young people and adults.

Other considerations

The course covers transport to and from school (and school trips), wheelchair access, medication in schools, and slips, trips and falls.

Emergency procedures

How to ensure the safe evacuation of children with SEND and ASN in case of emergency. This section looks at Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPS) and who needs one, using examples of young people with different needs.

Key Features

• A fully interactive course, including optional narration for accessibility, comprising one module and one questionnaire.

• One CPD hour with a personalised downloadable certificate.

• 70% pass mark

How to apply

This online training course normally costs £14.39 but is available free to Childcare.co.uk gold members. For more details see our online training page.

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