Child safety

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Garvis, Susanne
Pendergast, Donna
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Susanne Garvis & Donna Pendergast
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2014
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In 2012, the National Quality Standards were implemented for early childhood education and care throughout Australia. Standard 2 relates to children's health and safety, and encompasses children's physical health and comfort, healthy eating and physical activity, and safety and protection from harm. A safe environment for a child is one that provides freedom from harm and offers a strong sense of security and belonging from which to play, learn and develop. A healthy and safe environment also promotes children's psychological wellbeing by allowing them to exercise their independence through making decisions and taking on new challenges. Educators are responsible for providing and maintaining safe environments for children in their care, including the development of strategies to prevent injury in indoor and outdoor environments. Injury prevention promotes safety, protects the child and minimises risk. Injury prevention also provides procedures to manage injuries as they occur. By protecting children from hazards, injury prevention offers children the sense of safety and security that allows them to develop to their fullest potential.

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Health and wellbeing in childhood
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Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
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