Unit 304 - Principles for Implementing Duty of Care

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UNIT 304 - PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTING DUTY OF CARE 1.1 Within my job I have a duty of care towards all of the children and young people. This is a requirement to exercise reasonable care, attention and caution to avoid negligence which would lead to the harm of others. I have to make sure that I keep these children and young people safe at all times giving extra attention towards the younger more venerable children and ensure they are safe throughout. We protect them not only from physical harm but also emotional and sexual harm. It is guarding the rights of a child as they have the right to independence and be treated with respect and dignity. This extends to respecting the rights, cultural beliefs and values of the parents and family.…show more content…
Another dilemma would be when to break confidentiality and share information. If you have any concerns about a child or feel they are at risk you need to share them and report it, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Other dilemmas could be:- • Staff falling out, • Break confidentiality, • Swearing and behaviour, • Absent staff members, • Lack of team work. 2.2 If individuals insist on doing something that you disagree with, you can only advise and encourage them. You cannot force them to do anything. Example of potential conflict or dilemma: A child wants to go outside, but it is raining and cold outside How to manage the risk I would insist that the child wears a coat and suitable clothing/footwear, and shorten the length of time they are outside for. Example of potential conflict or dilemma: A child refuses to eat school food How to manage the risk I would tell the child how important it is to have a healthy, balanced diet and record all information in their welfare plans then pass on the information to the relevant people. 2.3 There many different places you can gain support and advice outside your setting for example health visiting, social service, child protection, police, fire safety officer, Ofsted, and the internet. Within the setting you can ask for support and advice from the

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