Shc 34 Essay

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SHC 34 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. In my setting I have a duty of care (a requirement to exercise a reasonable degree of attention and caution to avoid negligence which would lead to harm to other people) to provide a safe environment and ensure that I am vigilant and pay attention to make sure I keep all young children safe as they develop. Within my setting I carry out daily checks to ensure that the environment inside and outside is safe before the children arrive. If I am covering a new activity I would carry out a new risk assessment form to ensure I have covered everything to ensure the children stay safe while in my care. I ensure all toys and high chairs are cleaned with antibacterial spray to help stop spread of infection. The toilet and kitchen area is cleaned daily enabling me to prepare food and for the children to be able to wash their hands and go to the toilet without the spread of germs. I complete a monthly/Weekly and daily risk assessment for different areas of my setting including the environment inside and outside. The equipment used on a daily basis. Regular checked are completed on all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. I ensure that I keep up to date with my training in first Aid and I make sure my first aid box is checked regularly and stocked. I complete accident forms when an accident occurs in my setting and ask the parent/carer to sign to say there have been made aware of this and a copy provided if required. Medication forms are completed and copies also given to parents after they have signed their copy. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Duty of care

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