Unit 11 Principles for implementing duty of care in health , social care or childrens and young peoples settings
Duty of care in own work role
As a nursery assistant my role within the setting is to provide a safe and secure enviroment for all children. By doing this i help to complete a health and safety checklist every morning to ensure all equipment and facilities are clean and safe in order for children to access and use independantly. I also make sure that all activities are safe for the children to be invold in and make sure that the activites are suitable for all age groups. It is important that the children are looked after emotinally and phyiscally and that they feel safe and happy. All the staff are checked to make sure they have there first aid and some sort of training or qualification in childcare before they start. Any reports or concerns will be notified to my manager and will be written out for further investigation or for the childs records. Every month the staff do a peer on peer on eachother to show what we can improve on and what we are working really well on , my manager also every 6 months does a supervision on us to make sure we are happy in our workplace and to make sure we are working towards the goals we want to acheive. Maintaining confidentiallity in our nursery setting is understandable to all staff members. If a parent comes into me and speaks to me confidentiallity i will bring them into a more quiet place and speak to them, but if i feel like the children or themselves are in danger i will speak to my manager and write it down encase it has to go further. In my nursery setting we treat all children the same and give all children the attention they all need. I do have some stronger bonds with my key group but this is because i work more closly with them throughout the day at group times. Contribution of duty of care to safeguarding and protection of indivuals Having a duty of care should guarantee the safeguarding of children in my care. Risk assessments- Carry out and review regular risk assessments to make sure children are safe in the activities we do and also carry out and review risk assessments before we go on outings with the children e.g libary, park , shops this is to minimise the risk and injury to the children or myself. Policies and Procedures – having clear rules and boundaries ensures that both adults and children (who are able to understand) know how to conduct themselves within the setting, by this I mean not behaving in ways that could cause distress or harm to others within the setting. Understanding signs of neglect/abuse – I have a duty of care to all children that should I notice any signs of abuse or neglect that I report it to my manager , deputy manger and make sure i write it down for further investiagtion to protect the child. It is important that I understand and that I am able to recognise these signs Making observations on the children – by doing this I am able to check to see if individual children are progressing and developing properly, if not then I would need to take time to speak to parent/career and do an action plan or some activities for them to work with at home. If parents was really worried i would then add in the option of other agencies and professionals. Training- Make sure my qualifications and training to first aid and safeguarding are up to date and regularly retested or reviewed to ensure that I am refreshed and still have the knowledge to be able to help and look after the children safely. When being alone with another child e.g nappie times , toilet times to make sure a member of staff is always near or with you to protect yourself from any accusations and agasint the risk of allegation of misconduct or abuse. All staff in the nursery setting will have a CRB before they start working in the workplace. The manager will make sure that all staff have had at least 2-3 references from different companies and a doctors letter to make...
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