The Importance Of Duty Of Care

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A duty of care is a legal obligation of adults to act in a way that promotes the best interest of the children and keeps them safe from harm. It also includes the obligation to do nothing that might harm the children. In every setting there is set policies and procedures which all staff must follow. These are written to help adults protect children and promote their welfare, however they must stick with the legislation and statutory requirements. According to the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage 2014 and the BTEC National Children’s play, learning and development, as a duty of care staff must; provide an environment where children can grow and learn (Build positive relationships with children and their families, Know …show more content…
However The Underwear Rule can only be taught to children of a certain time that will understand. As a professional in a childcare setting you need to be able to keep children safe at all ages. A child of 6 or 7 can be taught The Underwear Rule unlike children that are younger who may not understand. Even though professionals can’t tell a child of a younger what is right and wrong they can provide a safe environment and look for any signs that may be of concern towards a child being abused. Not all types of abuse are shown through bruises or injuries, some are shown through a child’s behaviour or milestone. If a professional is concerned that a child is being abused, the professional then must follow the settings policies and health and safety procedures which allows the professional to confirm their original concern and rule out any other explanations and try to help the …show more content…
As a professional in a childcare setting you need to be able to change your body language, voice and vocabulary when speaking to different aged people for different situations, this will help to give a clear message or instruction but will also allow the child to form that connection with you. You need to be able to be approachable to children so that the children within your setting feel comfortable around you and are able to talk to you if they need to. As a professional you need to be able to communicate to children in a way that they feel comfortable, not all children are the same however when talking about a serious matter it is important that you talk one to one with a child, that you are on the same level (eye to eye) as the child and that you talk with a calm voice so that they don’t begin to panic or become upset. When speaking to a group of children you need to be able to listen to all opinions and agree to disagree with each one. Depending on the age of the child is going to depend on which vocabulary you use on a

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