Unit 052 Essay

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052: 1.1 Describe the duties and responsibilities of own work role 1. To care for children by providing a good standard of care and promoting healthy development. 2. To provide a safe and caring home by ensuring children are safe from harm and helping them to keep themselves safe. 3. To work as part of a team by working with other professionals. To communicate effectively and to keep information confidential. 4. To be an advocate for the children to ensure the child's needs are met and their voice is heard. 5. To use training opportunities to develop or improve skills. 052: 1.2 Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards (Standards may include: Codes of practice and Regulations). Foster Carers are expected to work in partnership with other professionals. We are expected to respect the children in our case and give them the best level of care whilst treating them fairly. We should keep weekly log sheets to store information which should be communicated to the child's social worker on a regular basis. We should also be willing to learn and develop and to also support the child and others. 052: 2.1 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of your service Reflective practice is important because it ensures that continuous high standards are being kept as circumstances change. To continually adapt and improve, approaches can benefit the children within our care. It can help to develop and grow skills which will enable the highest standard of care. Looking after children is an ever changing role and needs constantly updating to match the child's needs. We can better meet a child's needs by constantly reflecting and improving the service we provide. We can assess where skills or knowledge may be lacking by constantly reflecting on our practice and updating our

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