Quality Area 2 – Children's health and safety
The aim of Quality Area 2 under the National Quality Standard is to safeguard and promote children’s health and safety, minimise risks and protect children from harm, injury and infection.
All children have the right to experience quality education and care in an environment that provides for their physical and psychological wellbeing and provides support for each child’s growing competence, confidence and independence.
Children’s health and safety
|Standard 2.1||Health||Each child’s health is promoted.|
|Element 2.1.1||Wellbeing and comfort||Each child’s wellbeing and comfort is provided for, including appropriate opportunities to meet each child’s need for sleep, rest and relaxation.|
|Element 2.1.2||Health practices and procedures||Effective illness and injury management and hygiene practices are promoted and implemented.|
|Element 2.1.3||Healthy lifestyle||Healthy eating and physical activity are promoted and appropriate for each child.|
|Standard 2.2||Safety||Each child is protected.|
|Element 2.2.1||Supervision||At all times, reasonable precautions and adequate supervision ensure children are protected from harm and hazard|
|Element 2.2.2||Incident and emergency management||Plans to effectively manage incidents and emergencies are developed in consultation with relevant authorities, practised and implemented|
|Element 2.2.3||Child protection||Management, educators and staff are aware of their roles and responsibilities to identify and respond to every child at risk of abuse or neglect.|
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