Duty of care also involves safe guarding, protection of vulnerable adults from abuse and harm, social care workers have duty of care to report allegations and suspicions of abuse and whistle blowing policy. Aii: How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of “reasonable care” while performing any acts that could foreseeable harms others.
* * Health and safety at work act 1974 * * The health and safety at work act is implemented in my setting, this ensures that not only the pupils are safe but also the staff of the school know what they need to do in order to keep them safe from any dangers they could find in their setting. * It places a duty for employers to help their employees have a safe working environment that is reasonable and workable in. * The staff not only have their own health and safety to consider, they also have the other staff and pupils of the school to look after and make sure that anything that they may do whilst at work will not danger anybody else in their setting, such as when using equipment. * It is also to ensure that any danger is prevented or controlled when found, such as if a machine is not able to be used then making sure the health and safety officer is notified and the problems is fixed so ensure nothing happens to anybody that is in their setting. * It is also for the staff to ensure that anything that the children may be using is in a good working order so that no danger can happen to a pupil or another member of staff because of their mistakes.
1.2: Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. We also have a duty to protect the children and young people from sexual, physical and emotional harm, preserving respect and dignity. If we find any unanswered marks on a child or their behaviour changes when certain interactions are made, documenting this on the appropriate documentation and informing the manager is high priority. We also have the duty to protect the children and young people from intimidation or humiliation, engendering trust. Along with protecting the children from any harm we also have to safeguard ourselves avoiding risk of accusations of misconduct in the work place, acting professional throughout the whole working day.
The policies include guidance: Behaviour policy :( Promoting appropriate behaviour in the children and discouraging inappropriate behaviour) The school’s behaviour policy is very important because this policy gives guidelines to all members of staff how they can manage children behaviour. In my setting there is a code of conduct policy help to manage the children’s behaviour effectively and in a manner appropriate to their stage of development and their individual needs and make sure staff and children keep calm when dealing with inappropriate behaviour. In my setting class teacher ensure that both sides of the story are heard and dealt with consistently. . Navneet Kaur (Neetu) Identify transitions that only some children and young people may experience e.g.
Task 1 links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1 and 1.2. Write an explanation of: * what it means to have a duty of care in own work role * Duty of care is a legal obligation for an individual to adhere a standard of care to foresee any harm that my harm others * In my setting, we do a daily risk assessment inside and out to ensure the environment is safe to work in and children to learn in. My setting trains me for health and safety in food and hygiene to safe guard children from food poisoning, first aid training and equipment so I can attend to any incidents that may occur. I have to complete 2 accident forms one goes in file, sign by parent/carer to acknowledge that they have been informed, the other one goes to parent/carer to be informed of incident /accident. * Another accident form is filled out if a child arrives with an injury by parent/carer, or Practitioner if injury is found during session.
Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of a child and young people, schools have a responsibility to produce a range of policies which statesthe responsibilities of the staff members, and the procedures which they have to follow. This will include: • Safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting • E-safety • Bullying, including cyber-bullying Local authorities, including schools use the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE), to produce their own policies and procedures, which must be followed. Two of these guidances are: What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2006): Actions and procedures which should be followed when reporting a case of abuse. Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guidance for organisations, and the duties they have to safeguard children and young people.
This regulator is important as they ensure teachers training are kept up to date, to allow children and young people the ability to gain the best education possible, meeting and providing for individual needs/requirements. OFSTED are also reliable as they give members of the public reinsurance of child safety, putting parents / guardians at ease. OFSTED must abide by the Data Protect Act (1998) to prevent leaking of information which may put children/young people at risk. Safeguarding is also a regulation OFSTED professionals need to consider when inspecting and regulating schools as children’s safety and educational needs is at the heart of their
the Protection of Children Act) has been drafted as a direct response to a need to protect vulnerable individuals. Other examples, such as the Health and Safety at Work Act, Equality Act or the Data Protection Act can be applied equally across a number of sectors (including Lifelong learning). Taking just one as an example, the Equality Act, it is imperative that a teacher takes responsibility for and ensures that their students are offered the same learning opportunities and are not discriminated against (directly or indirectly) as a result of any disability, gender, sexual orientation or colour. If this balance is achieved, this will go some way to reassuring students and engendering a safe and supportive learning environment. Francis and Gould note that “generally, we learn best when we are relaxed and feel comfortable with what we are experiencing in the teaching environment – when we feel secure and largely free from anxiety” (Francis and Gould, 2013, p.15).
INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP LEVEL 2 DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE UNIT 1 Principles for implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples setting Learning outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. Define the term ‘duty of care’ Duty of care is a general legal duty that all individuals and organisations are bound by. It is a duty to care for those around you by not causing harm or injury by being careless in your behaviour and actions. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role Duty of care affects my work role because I support people with learning disabilities who don’t always believe that they are making the wrong decisions and I need to recognise risks and hazards that they may not recognise for themselves. For example emptying the kettle after it is boiled so there is no hot for the service user to scold themselves with.
Aim 4: Keeping children Safe from Crime Follow PSHE and Citizenship Policy which encourages independence, responsibility, confidence, positive self esteem, self awareness and respect. Aim 5: Protecting children’s Security Implement child protection policies and procedures working in partnership with pupils, parents and agencies. All staff members are aware of, monitor, comply with and discuss issues of health and safety continuously whilst working. When guiding visitors or parents/carers through the school we must also make them aware of health and safety pointing out fire exits in case of fire. Staff must attend training and always follow policies and procedures to ensure good practice.