1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals. All workers in a childcare setting have a ‘duty of care’ to protect both children and other co-workers. Duty of care means that a person or group has a responsibility to ensure that there is reasonable standard of attention and care given to avoid neglect which may lead to or cause harm to others. It is important to excersice duty of care, especially in young children to help them to develop immune systems which can protect them from childhood illness and other diseases, which may cause them harm ot disable them later in life. Children develop the ability to see potential dangers and learn how to deal with them.
By maintaining a good relationship with the parents/carers we will be aware of any problems that may arise with a child and then be able to deal with it appropriately. I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I have with a child to either the Local Safeguarding Board or Police depending on the circumstances as written in my Safeguarding Policy. Protecting children - If equipment is unsafe and I don't deal with it a child could get hurt. * I also carry out daily risk assessments inside & outside my
Introduction to the Duty of Care We can explain as a anyone who works in a child care has a duty to keep children safe. Our duty to look after them because childrens are vulnerable in someway , this are most likely ,their age , state of health ,social circumstances or other factors. Also our duty to the child physical and mental well being ensured. Providing care and support for a child within the law and also within policies , procedures.It is all about avoiding abuse and injury . ( Describe how the duty of care affects your own work role) My role to the duty of care ,i have to raise any concern about any aspect of my work .
1. Understand the implications of duty of care ← define the term ’duty of care’ (mai scurt) Duty of care : the legal obligation to act toward othen with careful attention and reasonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occuring. (sau) ’A duty of care’ is a legal term. It reffers to the obligation of all adults to be aware of the wellbeing of others and take reasonable steps to ensure no-one comes to harm, as a result of any action or inaction. According to UK law, a duty of care applies to all people you come into contact with, but it is of particular significance where children, young people and adults that require safeguarding are concerned, because they are unable to meet their own needs or may be aware of potential danger.
Task 1: Write an explanation of: * what it means to have a duty of care in own work role * How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Duty of care is a requirement and obligation that a person in a caring role has to make sure that others are taken care of and not harmed. It includes watching out for potential hazards and trying to prevent mistakes and accidents. It is important because of a duty of care is not met then the responsible person can be held accountable if things go wrong. A carer in early years has a duty of care to protect the children in their care by following the legislation and the policies and procedures that are in place at the workplace. Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting.
Unit CT236 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: This means that you are responsible for the care and welfare of yourself and others while at work. It also means that you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; When caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone or anything that could cause them harm. Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical.
If you are supervising an activity, the children will expect you to apply the same rules as other staff. It undermines your own position if you allow unacceptable behaviour and another staff member has to discipline the children you are working with. Setting rules and boundaries if children and young people are to understand what is regarded as acceptable behaviour at home, in the work setting and in society, then they must be given very clear and consistent guidelines. Work settings will have a policy relating to behaviour and discipline, which all staff should follow and which is regularly
It also means having the responsibility of being a caregiver for another person. Someone who is too young, too old, too ill, or unfit mentally to care for him or herself and requires another person to assist them on a daily basis. This could include looking after the person's hygiene (cleanliness), safety, meals, transportation, and other medical or physical needs until they are met to a high standard that the service user is happy with. Duty of care affects the way people work as their employer provides the policies and procedures and ways of being aware of dangers by carrying out risk assessments. Social care workers and care giving organisations must do as much as reasonably possible to keep individuals safe from harm.There are two key definitions to risk assessment work, a hazard which is an actual or potential danger or risk.
Another value of a multi-professional approach is that they can safeguard children when abuse is noticed or suspected, the multi-agency team comes together to take any necessary steps to protect the child and can also support the family. The value of working in a multi-professional approach, when working with parents is by providing and supporting families with what they need. For example if families are living in poor quality and poorly maintained housing which may have damp in, this can cause diseases for instance asthma. This will affect the children’s learning and development as they will be ill or taking time of school. As Maslow’s hierarchy places needs in order which is most important and the first basic physical need is shelter which is priority.
There are not limitless resources available, therefore the obligation of an employee and employer is to ensure that what is actually done is done safely and in an appropriate and timely manner. They should also make it clear what cannot be done. 1:2 Your duty or care extends to you finding out, your policies and procedures which are relevant to the care that is provided to the children and young people you work