Unit SHC 34
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1 Explain what is means to have a duty of care in own work role
| As a childminder I have a duty of care to keep all my minded children safe, healthy and comfortable while making sure their rights are guarded. I have a duty of care to keep children from harm whether physical or psychological. I carry out risk assessments in my home and when out and about to avoid potential hazards to children. Risk assessments are reviewed every year or when accidents/incidents happen and there is a need for review. The house is equipped with safety equipment to minimise risk of injury or harm. Stair gates, plug sockets and cupboard locks are in place to name a few. There are set house rules that are to be followed at all times such as we do not run, we walk in the house and we use furniture for sitting on rather than climbing on. Older children are asked to lead by an example and to show the younger ones positive behaviour. Positive behaviour is always rewarded by praise. All children are taught to respect each other and to have empathy for one another. Any unreasonable behaviour or bulling is dealt with straight away and is not acceptable. I have a Behaviour policy in place. Children are encouraged to wash their hands before food, after playing outside, after touching pets and cuts. All children have their own towels to dry their hands and antibacterial soap is provided to reduce the spread of any infections or bacteria. I have a cleaning regime in place to make sure all equipment is kept clean and tidy. I follow a correct hygiene rules for food preparation and use antibacterial spray to eliminate germs. If a child is unwell with infectious dieses there may be an exclusion period depending on child’s illness. I have a health and safety policy as well as Illness policy in place. To make sure children’s progress in their development is on track I carry out...
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