Unit 054 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or Children

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Unit 054 Principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care or children's and young people settings

Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice

Part One Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role.

The key points as outlined in the text book, surrounding my duty of care at work include helping children as they develop:

* The ability to foresee and cope with potential dangers. * More robust immune systems. * Empathy. * Communication skills.

Part of my work is to ensure that the children in my care are allowed to develop these skills in a safe environment. At Westview I carry out day-to-day risk assessments for activities and excursions that each child participates
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At the same time if I was to not allow them to go on the monkey bars to protect them from any injury I would be preventing them from natural healthy development as I would not be allowing them the element of challenging risk that is needed to be taken to allow the child to predict and avoid dangerous situations in the future. The parents views need to be considered when analysing the child’s rights. Should the parents not want a child to participate in a certain activity this must be considered in a way that does not make the child feel isolated from the others.

Part Two- Describe how to manage risks associated with conflicts or dilemmas between an individual’s rights and the duty of care.
We manage risks associated with the conflicts and dilemmas between an individual's rights and the duty of care by sensibly and logically looking at the situation at hand and deciding on whether the rights of the individual or duty of care take precedence over the actions involved again this

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