Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health Social Care or Childrens and Young Peoples Settings

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|Assignment 055 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings | | | |Task A | |1 |What does duty of care mean in children and young people settings? | | |Duty of care can be defined as "an obligation, recognised by law, to avoid conduct fraught with unreasonable risk of danger | | |to others". Early years settings owe a duty of care to take reasonable care to ensure that their acts or omissions do not | | |cause reasonably foreseeable injury to the children in their care.…show more content…
Failure to do so may be regarded as neglect. | | |The duty of care is in part, exercised through the development of respectful and caring relationships between adults and | | |children and young people. It is also exercised through the behaviour of the adult, which at all times should demonstrate | | |integrity, maturity and good judgement. | | |Everyone expects high standards of behaviour from adults who work with children and young people. When individuals accept | | |such work, they need to understand and acknowledge the responsibilities and trust inherent in that role. | | |Employers also have a duty of care towards their employees, both paid and unpaid, under the Health and Safety at Work Act | | |1974. This requires them to provide a safe working environment for adults and provide guidance about safe working | | |practices. Employers also have a duty of care for the well-being of employees and to ensure that employees are treated | | |fairly and reasonably in all circumstances. The Human Rights Act 1998 sets out important principles regarding protection of | | |individuals from abuse by state organisations or people working for those institutions. Adults who are
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