Risk Management in Residential Childcare training

This online course will help you to understand health, safety and risk management in residential childcare settings. It covers the legislative framework and how policies and procedures are implemented to enable children and young people to manage risk.

We consider the value of risk and challenge to a child’s development and how their age, abilities and needs must be taken into account when planning activities or supporting them. We explain how to evaluate the hazards and risks in your environment and show you how to undertake a risk assessment, so you can put measures in place to remove or reduce any risks of harm.

There are some stories shared along the way and real-life situations to consider; we hope these will help you apply the learning to your own workplace.

  • 1.1 Key points of legislation for H&S and risk management
  • 1.2 Explain how current H&S legislation, policies and procedures are implemented at work
  • 1.3 Explain how H&S is monitored and maintained
  • 1.4 Explain how people are made aware of the risks and hazards and encouraged to work safely
  • 2.1 Analyse the value of risk and challenge for a CYP's development and enjoyment of life
  • 2.2 Importance of taking an approach to risk that avoids excessive risk-taking or aversion
  • 2.3 Work with CYP and others to establish shared agreement on how to manage risks
  • 2.4 Support CYP to manage risk, taking into account age, abilities, needs and development stage
  • 2.5 Describe potential conflicts between rights and choices and legal H&S requirements
  • 3.1 Describe factors to consider to ensure the living environment is healthy and safe
  • 3.2 Undertake H&S risk assessments
  • 3.3 Use the recommendations of risk assessments to manage hazards
  • 3.4 Explain how H&S risk assessments are monitored and reviewed
  • 4.1 Policies and procedures in response to accidents, incidents, injuries, illness and emergencies
  • 4.2 Procedures for recording and reporting accidents, incidents, injuries, illness & emergencies
This training course has been designed specifically for people working with children and young people and provides focus on residential settings. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about managing risk when supporting children and young people. The training course provides content to support qualification units relating to residential childcare. We offer our courses for your LMS as SCORM files. Depending on the scope of what you need there may be a charge for this. Please connect to discuss it with us.
The online version of this course will take 50 Minutes to complete. The webinar versions are usually 2-3 hours long and face to face delivery will usually be around 4-5 hours.

You can access this course in three ways, as an online course, as a webinar, or with face-to-face delivery.

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Access this course as part of the following online course bundle(s):

Risk Management in Residential Childcare eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Risk Management in Residential Childcare course

By the end of the training course, you will:

  • Understand the key legislation relating to H&S and risk management and how these are implemented in the workplace
    Understand how risks are identified and communicated and reviewed
  • Identify how to support CYP to be aware of risks and hazards appropriate to their age
  • Identify potential conflicts between rights, choices and legal requirements
  • Know how to identify a healthy environment
  • Understand how to do a risk assessment
  • Identify and follow relevant policies and procedures
  • Understand how to report and record

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