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.
Responsibility of the Foster Child and their Family Foster parents acknowledge their responsibilities in providing a nurturing and safe environment, in which is conducive to the development of all foster children to his or her highest potential. In order for the foster parents to fulfill this obligation, they must be committed to the youth, children, and infant and collaborate with the children’s family and other
SHC 34 1.1 + 1.2 Signed…………………………..Date……….……… Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what it meant to have a duty of care in own work role As a registered child minder I have a duty of care to make sure the child or young person is safe and taken care of. I am responsible for the wellbeing of the individual so care and attention need to be shown to minimalize the possibility of them coming to any harm. Their wellbeing is the main priority in everything I do in my setting. I always act in their best interest and act with confidence and assurance in what you do, do not take on any tasks or projects that I feel cannot be done safely. Ask for help and support if needed.
Unit 304 2.1 While working in care, the aim is to give the best possible standard of care to service users, but sometimes there can be a conflict beetween the individual’s or their family’s wishes and rights and the duty of care. In this case the most important thing is to decide whether the person is aware of the risks and consequences of the decision and has the capacity to make the decision. Before taking best interest decisions I have to make sure that the person definitely lacks the capacity. The person or their next of kin has an overall right and responsibility in decision making for issues relating their care, and I need their consent to deal with certain issues. When a dilemma arises, my responsibility is to support individuals or their families to make informed choices.
Tassoni. P (2007) says that “we need to work as part of a team to provide a quality service for children and their parents”. We also need to work with the parents and show respect towards them and encourage parent’s involvement within the setting. Tassoni says that “early years setting will have a management structure which should clarify practitioner’s responsibilities”. A responsibility practitioners have is to make sure the health of the child is paramount this could be by preventing hazards and carrying out risk assessments and safety checks.
SHC 34: Principles for implementing duty.of care in health, social care or children's and young people's setting. 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. Duty of care in my own work role is to ensure that all children and young people in my care are taken care of and come to no harm, that they are happy and encouraged to play and learn in a friendly and safe environment.
Unit 505 – Working in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s setting. 505.1 Understand partnership working 1.1 Identify the features of effective partnership working. It is important to work in partnership with others because all partner agencies can share information and concerns to create a holistic view about young people in my care when any need arises. Partnership working can help to keep the young people safe from harm and promote their welfare, to diagnose a special need in young people and get the help that is needed to the young person as soon as possible with the professional expertise of others. For effective partnership working I need to ensure that communication is clear and this can be formed between a number of organisations, agencies or individuals with a shared interest in the young person.
CONFIDENTIALITY Confidentiality is very important as we are working with vulnerable people. It is very important that we maintain confidentiality at all times. If we are told something in confidence by service user we must explain that if necessary we may need to report to our manager but will still be confidential unless further action is agreed or needed. Any care notes or service user’s care plan are also confidential so we must ensure this is kept safe. Anything that you have been told in confidence must not be noted in care
Jody Foster Competency Goal III To support social and emotional development and to provide a positive guide Functional Area 8: Self I strive to provide a safe, secure and educational environment. My goal is to make my infants feel very special, loved, and well cared for. I do this by treating each infant as an individual with his or her own needs and unique characteristics. I like to start each day by saying good morning to each infant individually. My co-teacher and I try to never be out of the room at the same time.
SHC 34 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or Children’s and Young Peoples settings. 1.1 Duty of care means you have a role to care for and ensure others are not harmed. Within my setting we make sure we follow Every Child Matters which comes under the EYFS, following this means we make sure all children are safe, healthy, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution, and achieving economic wellbeing. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals as keeping them safe comes under the Every Child Matters framework. You can ensure this is followed by taking all the necessary steps to safeguard and promote the welfare of the child, which are ensuring the building is safe and secure, this can be by having the school gates closed and locked so nobody can get in and out without permission and also having people sign in and out, having sensors doors around the school that can only be accessed with fobs.