Implenting Duty of Care

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|Principles For Implementing Duty Of Care In Health, Social Care Or Children’s and Young People’s Setting | |CT236 | |1.1 |Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. | | |The overall purpose of my job role is to provide high quality care and learning through safe play opportunities| | |for children aged 2-4 years. I am encouraged to contribute in the planning of activities for individual | | |children, in order to help them develop their developmental growth and improve skills they may be lacking in. | | |Part of my role is to ensure the playgroup complies with health and safety hygiene standards both inside and | | |outside the playgroup (carrying out daily risk assessments on all activities). I also encourage positive | | |relationships amongst the children in a caring, loving and safe atmosphere which will hopefully enable the | | |children to become confident, happy and comfortable within our setting. As well as building and maintaining | | |positive relationships amongst the staff and parents. Also I have to ensure any children’s records I am | | |responsible for e.g. key children are kept up to date. Finally I am expected to have a sound knowledge and | | |understanding of the welfare standards and safe guarding children policies including knowing who to go to if I | | |suspected any misconduct within our setting. | | | | |1.2 |Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. | | |Duty of care within all childcare settings contributes to the safe guarding and protection of individuals in | | |the following ways; | | |Vigilance – Attention to the children at all times keeps them safe. For example, carrying out risk assessments | | |in the setting will help to eliminate possible dangers which could lead to the children harming themselves | | |through accidents. Staff should always be aware of protecting themselves by working in an open and transparent | | |way, so as to ensure members of staff are not completely alone and out of sight with a child. | | |Immune systems – Social interaction with other children and adults helps the child to boost their immune | | |systems. For example, children coming into contact with a sniffle. However, we have a duty to be vigilant in | | |order to help stop the spreading of serious infections such as chicken pox or scabies. | | |Standards of behaviour – Setting in place clear boundaries and expectations for the children’s behaviour. | | |Actively discouraging any behaviour amongst the children which may cause harm to another child, this could in | | |turn lead to distress and impede on that child’s development. Staff need to be aware of their own actions as | | |they could influence the children in the way they behave towards each other. | | |Developmental delay – It is important staff observe and continuously assess the children’s development. If they| | |suspect any child is not reaching the progress expected for a child of their age, parents and other...
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