Tds Standard 1

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Standard 1:Understand the principles and values essential for fostering children and young people 1.Principles and Values 1a) What principles and values do you think are important in caring for children? Principles • The welfare of the child is paramount. • Foster carers contribute to children’s care, learning, development and safeguarding. This is reflected in every aspect of practice and service provision. • Foster carers support parents and families who are partners in the care, learning, development and safeguarding of their children, recognising they are the child or young person’s first, and in most situations, their most enduring carers and educators. • Foster carers are integral to the professional team supporting children and young people in public care. Values • The needs, rights and views of the child or young person are at the centre of all practice and provision. • Individuality, difference and diversity are valued and celebrated. • Equality of opportunity and anti-discriminatory practice are actively promoted. • Children and young people’s health and well-being are actively promoted. • Children and young people’s educational needs are given high priority to ensure that they reach their full potential. • Children and young people’s personal and physical safety is safeguarded, whilst allowing for risk and challenge, as appropriate to the capabilities of the child or young person. • Self-esteem and resilience are recognised as essential to every child or young person’s development. • Confidentiality and agreements about confidential information are respected as appropriate unless a child or young person’s protection and well-being are at stake. • Professional knowledge, skills and values are shared appropriately in order to enrich the experience of children and young people more widely.
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