Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what duty of care means in a care setting. Duty of care means that you are responsible for the welfare of those in your care. A care support worker has a duty of care to protect vulnerable people from harm, through neglect and is primarily in place to prevent accident and abuse. An employer can ensure they provide a good standard of duty of care by ensuring all carers have CRB checks, up to date training, abiding by the legislation provided by governing bodies such as the CQC and making sure that all staff have a good understanding of their duty of care policies. Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place.
Safeguarding is a concept which is used to protect children in public care from harm. This concept covers all agencies and services when working with young people and families. Each individual that comes into contact with children and families in a working role have a duty to promote the welfare of children and also protect them from harm. All agencies must ensure that any potential harm to any child’s welfare is kept to a minimum. If a concern is identified, caregivers must take all appropriate action to address these concerns whilst working to set policies and procedures.
EYMP3: Promote children’s welfare and wellbeing in the early years. 1.1 Explain the welfare requirements and guidance of the relevant early year’s framework. In a work place everyone should safeguard and promote children’s welfare. We need to make sure we take necessary steps to ensure it. We must promote good health of all children within our care and take steps to prevent the spread of any possible infections and make sure we take appropriate action when child is ill. Child protection should be one of the most important parts of working with children.
By a practitioner following the setting practices and procedures they should also be meeting the external standards as well.So to summarise the standards that influence the roles are; codes of practise, regulations, National occupational standards, Minimum standards of regulatory bodies (e.g. Ofsted ), Best practise standards ( often called benchmarks ). | 3. Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work. Everyone has they own beliefs and personal attitudes, but as a practitioner it is best for the children and setting if you follow the regulations set by the setting and also the parents wishes because you could influence a child down a path which isn’t conductive to their wellbeing.
| 1.1 Identify the current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety. Children’s Act 1989:This Act identifies the responsibilities of parents and professionals who work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two sections which focus mainly on child protection. It states that the Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer any harm. It also states that services must be put into place to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within the area who are in need.The Education Act:This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm.Children’s Act 2004This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters.
1.1 Outline current legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures within own UK Home Nation affecting the safeguarding of children and young people The Children Act 1989. Local authorities, courts and parents, together with other agencies in the UK have duties to ensure children and young people are safeguarded and to promote their welfare. Any delays in the system when a child’s welfare is at risk will have a detrimental impact on their wellbeing. The child’s welfare is vital. It is important that children are listened to and their wishes are taken into account alongside physical and emotional needs, age, sex, background and circumstances.
Understand Safeguarding of Children and Young People (for those Working in the Adult Sector) Understand the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people 1.1 Explain the policies, procedures and practices for safe working with children and young people Safeguarding children refers to the action taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play in how this protection is carried out. In health & social care work there is likely to be a range of situations where staff will be exposed to children. This may involve direct contact through care services and supervision for children themselves, either by themselves or together with their parents, or with others. It is a legal requirement for health & social care workers to obtain an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure before they will be allowed to work with children.
Task 3 3.1 An explanation of why is important to ensure children and young people are protected from harm within the work setting? It is important to ensure that children and young people are protected within the setting because it helps the child to learn and thrive. It only can happen it the child is healthy and safe and their welfare is promoted and also it gives the child to develop and achieve from an early age. Having a physical contact between the child and adult its important because it building and caring and trustworthy relationships only when handled in an acceptable and responsible manner. 3.2 An explanation of policies and procedures that are in place to protect children and young people and adults who work with them?
Unit 5 – The principles underpinning the role of the practitioner working with children E1 A practitioner working in professional relationships has a lot of responsibilities. The responsibilities of the practitioner in professional relationships should include the practitioner following the laws and legislations that are in place. The practitioner should also follow the policies and procedures of the setting to make sure that their practice is profressional and that they aren’t crossing any boundaries. A main responsibility of working in profressional relationships is being able to maintain confidentiality – this includes confidentiality of the staff in the setting, and confidentiality of children and parents coming in and out of the setting, if parents are to tell a practitioner something private then they have to maintain that information confidentially. As a practitioner working in professional relationships a main priority is thinking about the child’s safety and development, practitioners should work together to make sure that the childs safety is number one priority before anything else – the setting should provide a way of monitoring who is coming in and out of the setting at all times, for example, a finger print scanner.
Assignment: 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Ai) Duty of care is a legal requirement within the health and social care sector which has a legal meaning. There are responsibilities to ensure service users is not harmed, hurt, disadvantaged or unfairly treated. Each social care worker must be aware of negligent and unintentional acts may be also seen as a breach of duty in care. Aii) Duty of care affects the work of each social care worker as duty of care places a responsibilities to ensure practices are fair, safe and recognises diversity, choice and independence.