Principles of Implementing Duty of Care in H&S Care or C&Yps Settings

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Candidate Name: Kate Harden Evidence No ......................
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People (Also see additional guidance notes for individual units)

Unit 4222-304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
Assignment – Short Answer Questions

LO 1 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your work role.

Duty of care is defined as ‘legal obligation to take reasonable care to avoid causing damage’. Duty of care in my role at work includes keeping the children safe and away from harm at all times whilst under my care but also to allow them to take risks and
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When this happens, a practitioner may find themselves in a dilemma between the duty of care they have for a child or young person, an individual rights of their parents or carers.
Balancing duty of care with challenge and risk can also present potential conflict. This is because I have a duty of care to keep children and young people safe; but children and young people have the right to play and explore. As mentioned above I have to allow them to take some risks so they can develop and also for them to build resilience towards all that life throws at them.

2.2 Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care.

It is essential to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and duty of care by finding a level of balance. It is important that the care giver put personal feelings aside and look objectively at the situation. The right action should always be taken even if emotionally this is hard to do.
If I exercise my duty of care I would ensure that I would do so sensitively and with greatest regard for the rights and responsibilities to the young person and their parents as this will help me to avoid becoming involved in conflict or dilemma.

2.3 Explain where to get additional support and advice about conflicts and dilemmas.
Give any examples of when the above has happened in

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