Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

759 Words4 Pages
Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1 My role is basically to ensure that the children and young people in my care accomplish the 5 outcomes which are to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy & achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. It’s also important in my role to ensure contacts are promoted with relatives and friends. My basic duties include caring for and supporting each of the children and young people in my care, cooking for them, ensuring the house they live in is kept clean and tidy, taking them on activities, helping them to achieve their goals and promote independence, encouraging them with independence tasks. 1.2 When working with children and young people we are obliged to work in a way that fulfils the legal obligations, meets the requirements of the profession and conforms to any underlying ideals and the ethos of the service we provide. The laws and legal regulations when working with children and young people covers protection, making sure we prevent problems from happening and also using intervention strategies when things do go wrong. They also show it is about creating the best possible environment whereby children and young people can learn, grow and develop in their everyday lives. The company also has its own policies and procedures. 2.1 Reflective practice is essential when working with children and young people as it allows us to recognise what we are doing well or what we could do better or what we could change enabling ourselves to be self-aware and to learn from our mistakes and experiences. Reflective practice enables us to develop ourselves in our individual roles and also as a team. Reflecting on our own practice helps to plan for the future, it allows us to indentify patterns or habits, to evaluate key events or situations and also to

More about Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Open Document