Additional Support Conflicts and Dilemmas

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Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual`s rights: In my setting we mostly work with children and young people who may not have the ability to judge what is good for them and what is not. In those cases it is our responsibility and job as individuals and as a team to provide them what we judge is best for them. Potential conflicts between the parents and the child care professional in our job role can arise from disagreeing in certain questions e.g. what is healthy to eat, what is not, what is more important when having a meal: quality or quantity, what activities or forms of entertainment (films, songs, etc.) are age-appropriate and/or mentally and emotionally adequate and so on. There are many conflicts or dilemmas that could arise between the duty of care and an individual's rights. A conflict is disharmony between two incompatible positions, ideas, people or interests. A dilemma is a difficult situation arising because of a clash between two opposite positions where no one answer will satisfy both parties. Conflicts and dilemmas that can arise include bad behaviour displayed by children attending the day care, parents and carers disagreeing about certain ideas about the children, phones and other forms of communication devices may cause concern, particularly when carers breach the boundaries as to where and how they are allowed to use these devices, children taking risks, confidentiality, child rearing practices, family beliefs and cultural and/or religious beliefs. Bad behaviour displayed by children can include hitting, pushing, biting, not sharing toys even though they are the property of the nursery and not their own toys that they had brought in from home, bad language used towards other children or staff members. Parents may have their own way of dealing with this type of behaviour
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