Describe The Main Roles And Responsibilities Of Representative Bodies That Influence The Wider Sector

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Understand Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People Settings (ERR) 1. Know the statutory responsibilities ad rights of employees and employers within own area of work 2.1 List the aspects of employment covered by Law There are a number of different Laws set out to protect both employers and employees: These include * The Disability Act * Discrimination Act * Health & Safety Act 2.2 List the main features of current employment legislation All employers must have policies and procedures in place and ensure all employees are trained and they fully understand what these policies and procedures are. A copy of policies and procedures must be given to…show more content…
As Foster Carers we have to ensure these are followed at all times. There are also National Occupational Standards set which have been amended by the Local Authority to ensure children and young people are protected. Foster Carers attend training courses; have regular supervision to ensure these codes of practices are being followed. 4.13 Describe the main roles and responsibilities of representative bodies that influence the wider sector There are different representative bodies these would include: * Trade unions – their responsibility is to support employees through any changes which could be taking place within the work place, also they give advice to employees who may have a grievance against their employer * Government – The Government departments ensure Laws are in place and changed accordingly * Local Authority Specialist - These include, Independent Reviewing Officers, Specialist Councillors * Regulating Bodies – there to ensure codes of practices, policies and procedures are in place and being followed * Independent bodies – These people are impartial and there to support employees with complaints and
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