Duty of Care

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1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. 1.1 To have a duty of care in my own work role, which is a requirement, ensures that myself, my family and all the children I look after are safe, happy and secure in my setting within the law. I have cleaning practices in place, I am first aid trained and use accident and incident forms accordingly. I risk assess continuously visually and act where needed. I use a daily diary including a registration sheet so I can account for daily outings etc and have good communication with my parents. I have procedures and policies in place to enable good practice. I am up to date in my safeguarding courses and regularly update my knowledge with the Kent Safeguarding Team. I have the following policies to ensure I comply with my duty of care • Accident and emergency policy • Bullying policy • Complaints policy • Confidentiality policy • Dropping off and collection policy • Emergency evacuation procedure • Equal opportunity policy • Health and safety policy • Healthy eating policy • House rules policy • Late payment of fees policy • Lost child policy • Managing behaviour policy • Medication policy • Mobile phone and camera policy • Observation policy • Other adults in the house policy • Physical contact policy • Safeguarding policy • Settling in policy I review these policies annually to endure they are up to date and mirror the care I provide Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding as it ensures I am doing everything in my power to ensure the children in my care are protected at all times. By building up a complete picture of a child possible safeguarding issues should make themselves clear. Keeping full information including dates, times, history etc. also protects myself and my

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