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Promoting A Healthy Environment For Children - Legislation

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[E2] + [B1] "The Childcare Act 2004 aims to improve and integrate children's services, promote early intervention, provide strong leadership and bring together different professionals in multi-disciplinary teams in order to achieve positive outcomes for children and young people and their families" According to Health and Social Care and the Law. There are many identified key outcomes that practitioners, parents and professionals work towards to improve outcomes for children in early and later life. According to the EYFS Practise Cards 3.3 "Working in partnership with other settings, other professionals and with individuals and groups in the community supports children's development and progress towards the outcomes of Every Child Matters: being healthy; staying safe; enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution and economic well-being". There are many initiatives that have been created to ensure that these outcomes are met, for example the 5-a-day, school fruit and veg scheme and the Nutrition standards in school initiatives have be introduced to ensure that every child has at least five fruits or vegetables a day to be healthy and live a healthy life, these fruits and vegetables are now incorporated into the children's meals at school and nursery and this will get them into the habit of eating healthy foods daily throughout their whole life. ...read more.

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The United Nation Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 was adopted by the United Nations and assembled in 1989 and then ratified by the UK in 1991. According to Health and Social Care and the Law, "It is an agreement on human rights that clearly states that children are entitled to rights and that governments are obliged to fulfil those rights". It has many different articles, but article 24 states that all children have the right to good health and good quality health care and that all children should have clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that they stay healthy. This legislation means that parents and schools must legally provide a healthy lifestyle for children. As a practitioner it is my role to promote this healthy lifestyle by following legislation and acting as a role model, by eating healthy food and snacks with the children and keeping the environment clean. Initiatives such as the Healthy Weight, Healthy lives and the Healthy School Initiative have been introduced to ensure every child is provided with clean water and nutritious food daily and if children begin to drink water instead of fizzy drinks from an early age then they will continue to drink water throughout their life which is much better for their teeth and bodies. ...read more.

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According to Beaver et al (2008:20) "The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) was introduced to support the delivery of quality integrated education and care for children from birth to five." This legislation has also introduced a variety of different initiatives to allow children to lead a healthy lifestyle, for example "A Sure Start Children's Centre in every community providing or giving access to services for young children, designed around their needs, including health and employment support" According to Derby City Council. This legislation offer's many aspects to keep children living a healthy lifestyle, for example children now must have a set amount of outside play for exercise each week, this will allow them to stay fit and build up muscle as well as getting a lot of fresh air. Children will be used to physical exercise and will continue to love to be out in the fresh air daily and this may even make them walk or run to school and work in the future instead of taking a car. Although for children to get stimulating outdoor play, schools must have the correct amount of outdoor space and equipment and some schools do not have sufficient space, also many risk assessments may be carried out before taking the children anywhere out door, even in the playground. ?? ?? ?? ?? Promoting A Health Environment For Children Unit 6 Name: Joseph Dormer Centre Number: 400.00 Pin Number: 10/682139 Page ...read more.

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