UNIT 11 /SHC34
PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTING DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLES SETTINGS
TASK 1 TO LEARNING OUTCOME 1 ASSESMENT CRITERIA 1.1, 1.2, 1.1 To have a duty of care means to be accountable for the children and young people in your care by e.g. exercising authority, managing risks, working safely, safeguarding children and young people, monitoring own behaviour and conduct, maintaining confidentiality, storing personal information appropriately, reporting concerns and allegations, making professional judgments, maintaining professional boundaries, avoiding favoritisms, maintaining high standards of conduct outside the professional role.
Working with children brings significant duty of care and the younger and more vulnerable the child, the greater the duty of care. Your vigilance and attention keeps young children safe as they develop.
Examples how we do this in my setting. * Within my setting we carry out daily checks to ensure that the environment inside and outside is safe before the morning/afternoon session starts. * We have daily cleaning rotas to ensure the session is clean and we are stopping the spread of infection. * Ensure that all staff have been trained in first Aid and that we have the right equipment and the first aid box is checked * Complete accident forms when an accident occurs and getting the parent/carer to sign to say there have been made aware. * Body forms to indicate if a child comes in from home and the parent/carer tells us of a mark on the child or a member of staff notices a mark on them the form is then signed by the parent/carer at the end of the session.
1.2 Duty of care contributes greatly to the safeguarding of children and young people in your care; you are responsible for their welfare and wellbeing by protecting them from sexual, physical or emotional harm, respecting them and for them to trust you. Protecting them and ensuring their safety in