Unit 11 1 + 2 Duty of care It is our responsibility to make sure all the children are in a safe environment and are being looked after well at all times. We should all be seeing the potential dangers of things and making sure we abide by the national standards. All members of staff should communicate with each other at all times to prevent any miss-communication. Duty of care safeguards children by protecting them from anything that may cause them harm either through accidents or even spreading infections, you must make sure you set clear boundaries for children’s behaviour. I make sure I go by all these in my work role so I know I’m safeguarding the children to the best of my ability.
Unit 002 Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Setting’s Outcome 1 1:2 Identify standards that influence the way your role is carried out. Policies and Procedures ensure that all staff are fully aware of what their own duties are and to provide precise instructions about what to do and make sure there are clear steps that must be taken to protect children from harm and abuse. For example In Teddy Bears Room (Babies Room) setting there are certain standards that we have to follow whilst working with the babies. This is why in the nursery setting we have policies and procedures that influence the way that we work. We must follow these policies for babies, young children and staff at all times.
Unit 4 E1 & D1 The Health and Safety Act 1974 Childcare Act 2006 Children’s Act 2004 COSHH Regulation 2002 RIDDOR 1995 The Health and Safety Act 1974 This legislation is important as it keeps everyone in a safe environment. There are policies and procedures set within all settings so that everyone is protected and know what to do in case of accidents or serious matters. There must be a ration of staff members to children depending on their age range. When joining a setting as a practitioner you will need a CRB check so that the supervisor knows that you don’t have a criminal record. This legislation is also about working with parents and other professionals and keeping everyone safe.
Analyse how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people. As well as having a safeguarding policy of our own at school, I am aware that Stoke-on-Trent City Council has its own safeguarding policy. This requires all organisations that work with children to co-operate to keep children safe from harm. The Stoke-on-Trent safeguarding children’s board is responsible for ensuring that all agencies and departments working within the area work in unity to support the welfare and safety of children. They monitor the success of the work that is done by local agencies to guarantee that all practitioners within the area have a clear understanding of safeguarding procedures, policies and requirements.
All adults with whom have contact with the children should be CRB checks, this checks and criminal records and background. They should be aware of the schools health and safety policy and proceadures to protect themselves and the children. They should risk asses outings and visit. Visiting destinations beforehand and making sure its suitable for everyones needs. Childrens medical needs must be remembered for offsite visit.
Students on placement in the nursery are advised of our confidentiality policy and required to respect it. • Is the information up to date and correct. Any concerns and evidence relating to a child's safety are kept in a secure, confidential file and are shared with people on a "need-to-know" basis. If, however, a child is considered at risk, our safeguarding children policy will override confidentiality. (for example if a child's accident form or medical treatment form, is needed to be
Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health , social care of children’s and young people’s settings Task A Duty of Care This is a legal term that refers to the responsibility and obligation of a person or organisation to avoid acts of omissions that are likely to cause harm to an individual or individuals by taking reasonable steps to safeguard them. Duty of Care and a Social Care Workers Role All social care workers have a duty of care towards individuals they provide care or support to within their role. Social care workers are expected to; • Put the needs and interest of those they provide care or support to at the centre of their practice. • Ensure what they choose to do (or not to do) does not harm or endanger those they provide care or support to. • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they provide care or support to.
Education Act 2002 This tackles the responsibilities of local education authorities, governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. What to do if you’re worried a child is being abused (2006) These guidelines deal with people working with children and how they can safeguard and promote their welfare – as well as what actions to take if they have concerns. Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) This legislation details the responsibilities of all organisations and people to be aware of, prevent and report hazards, accidents and incidents. Policies All schools should have local policies which ensure the safety, security and well-being of their pupils. In my setting there are the following policies/procedures: * Safeguarding Children – what action to take and who to go to (Child Protection Officer) if you have concerns or if a child makes a disclosure.
The Education Act 2002 - This sets out 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 Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming a integrated service A common assessment of children’s needs A shared data base of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children Earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems E- safety council - set up guidelines for the safe use of the internet and other technology in order to protect children and young people from harm Describe the roles of different agencies involved in safeguarding the welfare of the children and young people Doctor/ Hospital - doctor’s are usually the first person of call for their patients, and usually are first to pick up possible signs of physical abuse when examining a child or young person at their surgery. Social services - Social services have a duty to support vulnerable families. They must
Section 47 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, signiﬁcant harm’. Section 17 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 2002 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 Act 2004 This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: * services to work more closely, forming an integrated service * a ‘common’ assessment of children’s needs * a shared database of information