Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
Outcome 1 ac1
A Duty of care in my job role means to ensure that all efforts are made to safeguard children from suspected and actual harm also make children attending the nursery feel safe and secure whilst in our care. It also means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property.
Outcome 1 ac2
Duty of care safeguards children by the setting having done risk assessments and precautions taken to avoid accidents or the spreading of infections. Follow the correct procedures if you have any concerns for the child’s well being, set clear boundaries for children depending on age, stage and development and discourage any behaviour, which could result in a child being harmed or upset. Assessments and observations on children can alert you to any problems that may need addressing and the discussions with parents and other professionals. Always listen to what children have to say and take any concerns they may have seriously. Confidentiality should always be maintained at all times, must also ensure that all staff are alert to the signs and understand what is meant by safeguarding and are aware of the different ways in which children can be harmed, including by other children i.e. bullying.
Outcome 2 ac1-3
An example of a possible conflict or dilemma
How would you manage the risk?
Where would you get extra advice and support?
* Keep the tool box locked and out of reach of children
* Work on a 1:1 basis or in small groups
* Only take the tools that you are going to use out of the box
* Observations of competence
* Risk assessments
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