Outcome 4 Be able to apply principles and practices relating to confidentiality at work. 1. Confidentiality means that you have to keep certain information private, respect people’s privacy, only the children’s parents or carers will have access to files and records of their own children but not any other child. Staff can’t discuss individual children with people other than the parents or carers of that child. Information given by parents or carers to nursery staff can’t be passed on to third parties.
This doesn't happen very happen and each case varies on how critical and important the case was. If the case was that the children were coming to harm on a regular basis then social services would seek to remove the child/children, but they usually give help and advice to the parents to stop any harm coming to the child/children. Wider forms of safeguarding are as follows:- Risk assessments providing safe environments inside and outside the school setting. Procedures and legislation health and safety, fire drills, register, etc. keeping training up-to-date in safeguarding issues.
Unit 054 – (A) Principles for implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care ot Children’s and Young People’s Settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. It is important that all staff working in a care setting or enviroment excersice a duty of care within the premisis. Children and young people are classed as vunerable as they have not yet developed the physical and cognitive capacity to care for themselves. Practitioners legally need to put in place procedures to keep children safe within the setting. Duty of care means to so far as reasonable possible look after a child young person and protect them from harm under obligation of the law.
Parents and carers should not need an appointment to speak to their child’s key worker or other member of staff as appropriate. If the parent / carer requires a more in depth conversation, a meeting could be arranged. If the parent / carer is not able to visit the setting, for example if a childminder or relative collects their child, other arrangements should be put in place, for example a phone call appointment, an email system or letters. Practitioners should aim to meet the needs of the parent / carer as well as the child.
- If legal proceedings should occur then parents should continue to be involved with their children, even if the parents were separated or divorced. - The welfare of a child should be promoted by a healthy partnership between the local authority and by family involved. The most important ruling of the children’s act was the welfare of the child and it should be regarded paramount by a court in any question of the child’s upbringing. The following checklist must take place by a court when making a decision about a child’s future; - The wishes and feelings of the child/young person must be taken into consideration and that the child has a chance to expresses their concerns and opinions. - The physical, emotional and the educational needs of a child be taken into thought - e.g.
At settings, the key person will have warm and affectionate bond with babies and children but they do not replace the parents and if the key person has a long term illness so two people will care for a child in the setting. The Early Years Foundation stage states that all settings must put the key person approach into practice. The key person system is someone who has a child assigned to them and has more contact than other staff members and has a relationship with the child and parents and also cater to the child’s needs by changing their nappies and answers to their needs and emotions. (3.2) Explain how babies and children learn and develop best from a basis of loving, secure relationships with carers and with key person in work settings The significance of warming and secure relationships – babies and children start to understand and make sense of the world around them by using their cry so that the parent or carer can quickly respond to their needs and also have a loving and secure relationship with the baby. These relationships are vital as in setting and home and babies that do not have a loving and
Duty of care As a childminder I essentially fulfil the children’s needs in the absence of their parents, while they work. I aim to give children a safe, warm and caring environment for sleeping, eating, learning and playing. I am required to meet with Ofsted’s regulations. Ofsted inspects and regulates the care of children and young people in the UK. I work directly with parents to determine their child’s care needs.
Tassoni. P (2007) says that “we need to work as part of a team to provide a quality service for children and their parents”. We also need to work with the parents and show respect towards them and encourage parent’s involvement within the setting. Tassoni says that “early years setting will have a management structure which should clarify practitioner’s responsibilities”. A responsibility practitioners have is to make sure the health of the child is paramount this could be by preventing hazards and carrying out risk assessments and safety checks.
A child or young person who is suspected of being abused then the primary concern will to ensure that the child is protected from further abuse and the child’s welfare will be the priority. Wherever possible the child may be allowed to remain in their family home and protection will be achieved by working with the child’s parents or carers without the need to remove the child. However, if they are suffering from physical or sexual abuse then they will be removed from their home to protect them from any further harm. Parents or carers have a right to be informed what is being said and to contribute their own views and opinions, however if the child or young person is suffering significant harm then the parents or carers have no immediate
As Maslow’s hierarchy places needs in order which is most important and the first basic physical need is shelter which is priority. Professionals can support families like this by referring them to a housing society, which can help them get a new house. Also another benefit is that different professionals and agencies work together in partnership with parents early on when there are difficulties are arising in the families and not waiting until something serious happens before taking action. For example a health visitor may notice a mother or father stressing