Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.3: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
Learning outcome: 3 Be able to manage risk within an environment which provides challenge for children
Assessment criteria: 3.1 Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management

  • Whilst we must protect children from avoidable harm, experience is important for their development so we must allow them to play, explore and make mistakes
  • A balanced approach to risk management means allowing children to take risks that will not result in serious harm
  • E.g. climbing on climbing frame can be risky if the child falls, so we may ensure that the ground is padded to break their fall rather than forbidding them from climbing altogether – the child will then be able to develop strength and motor skills as a result of playing on the climbing frame as well as social skills from playing with friends

Report a problem or provide feedback about this page

    Find your way to more STUDYBULLETS...

    Study Bullets ⇒ Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator ⇒ Unit 2.3: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children ⇒ Explain why it is important to take a balanced approach to risk management