Unit with others to improve services offered
Unit 5 E1 The responsibilities of the practitioner in professional relationships: • Following the laws and legislation. • Following policies and procedures. • Maintaining confidentiality • Thinking about the child’s safety and development.
• Understanding the importance of teamwork. • Respect views of parents, children • Respect the principles of confidentiality. • Be committed in meeting the needs of children.
• Respect parents and carers. • Communicate effectively with parents and other team members and other professionals.Professional practice includes: • Developing relationships with parents. • Understanding your responsibility. • Working as part of a team.
• Knowing how to reporting and get clarification on your role. • Understanding what is meant about confidentiality and your role in holding information that parents or others share with you. • Respecting and listening to children. • giving children chances to choose. • giving children directions which are realistic.
• avoid labelling children. • keeping safe and supervising children at all times. not imposing any child for special attention.
Practitioners in professional relationships have to: • Share responsibility to meet needs of children • Create a sense of belonging and sharing problems, difficulties and success. • Balance weakness with others strengths. • Be positive role models and work alongside each other to help children benefit from services and equipment being provided to them. • Be responsible for their own actions. • Express feelings without being unpleasant. • Value everyone’s views and their right to express feelings and choose.
E3 When working in multi professional teams it is important that we: • understand what information other agencies can offer and share with parents/ carers. • work effectively with others to improve services offered to children and families. Practitioners liaise with members of different teams. these include: • health services • education services • socail services Supportive and effective relationships should be developed with professionals and parents. The need for each practitioner to have effective communication and teamwork skills are important. ractitioners have to value and respect colleagues, regardless of their own views.
practitioners should: • not talk about the way others live their live. • Avoid stereotyping on the basis of age, sex or ethnicity. • not force ideas on others. Settings have to maintain confidentiality in multi professional teams. This: • Relates to respecting others rights and is an important principle in childcare settings because it protects information from leaking out. • All records should only have essential information written on them. your role and confidentiality is all about: you knowing how to main confidentiality and children/families need to feel confident that: ? you will not interfere in their lives and information shouldn’t be a source of gossip.
? personal information should be restricted to those who should not know, parents should be aware of the fact that Child protection overrides the need for confidentiality. working in a multiprofessional team helps practitioners to identify needs, it help practitioners to identify a variety of strategies and equipment that helps meet needs of children. E4 and D1Reflective practise is important because it help practitioners to improve on their skills and actions. Taking time to reflect back on what was successful in a child’s learning and what should have been planned in different way, allows staff to make changes to benefit children. it is important that we receive feedback and act on what should be improved.
when hearing feed back you: • become aware of how you are getting on what is working and what is not. • Plan in order benefit children, and develop self knowledge in order for you to reach full potential. compare your self with what others tell you. reflection allows practitioners to learn about, evaluate and take decision on their self practice. A reflective practitioner requires a set of skills that they must use: • self-awareness • the skills to view situations from others perspectives.
• are knowing on how to act on evidence supporting or evaluating decisions. there are many skills involved in working with children and young people, these are: • experience and the support to reflect and learn from experience. • confidence and the ability to respond in the best possible ways. being prepared to learn from children, by listening to and observing them. Quality feedback is one important information in helping to build positive relationships, it: • helps in having clear understanding of others expectations and responsibilities • supports and guides a poor performer as they try different ways.
• builds self confidence and skills related to promote strengths • provides with positive experience and allows you to judge your own actions in order to provide suitable ways and learning environment. E5 and C1 The rights of children and their families! hildren are entitled to basic human rights such as food, health care, safe home and protect from abuse. The UN Convention states that all children without discriminated against have the right to: • survive • develop • be protected from abuse, harmful influences, etc. • participate fully in family, cultural and socail life. • express and have views taken into account. Parental responsibility includes caring for and upbringing the child in an appropriate manner. The rights which are stated by the UN Convention are the following: • Children have the right to be with family or carer.
children have the right to health care, and kept well safe and secure. • children must not be used as cheap workers or soldiers. Anyone working with children must work within a framework, that embodies values and principles. the generic principles and values are: The welfare of the child is paramount and therefore nurseries should: • put children and young people first by considering their opinions and views seriously.
• be aware that your body language give away your feeling’s. • not abuse children in any way. Nurseries should promote a healthy life style, so that children are able to enjoy a healthy life style.
Therefore “The Children’s and Young Persons Plan” aims to provide: • parents and guardians with access to advice, information and support to promote healthy choice. • provide a range of services to promote children’s physical health, e. g. sport sessions, healthy snack, provide information on the snack they are eating. • information on what is healthy for your body and why.
• identify ill health in children and decide what should be done next. The education setting should ensure that children and young people are protected from all types of abuse.According to the plan nurseries should: • Support parents to provide safe homes and stability as their child grows. • Help children make choices, build confidence and avoid harm. • Assist families and children experiencing violence or discrimination. • encourage communities to create a supportive environment in which children can play safely.
to help all children achieve and thrive all practitioners must follow the Keep Principles and the Cache Statement Values. These policy and procedure Documents help practitioners think about their behaviour/ practice and how this effects children, parents and other members of the team.They give guidance to all practitioners on how to behave and what should be done.
E6 the role of adults in promoting a positive self image and sense of wellbeing in children! • Value children for what they are. • children need love, security and a feeling of trust. • people who give children positive images about themselves help children develop self- esteem and a positive self image. • children need to feel some success in what they are doing. it is important to appreciate the efforts that children make. it is important to allow children to make decisions.