Shc 32

1400 words 6 pages
Assessment task – SHC 32 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Task links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1 and 1.2

Personal development and reflective practice is an integral part of working with children and or young people. To support you in reviewing the need for personal development in relation to your work role produce the following:

* Write a description of the duties and responsibilities of your own work role (1.1)

* Prepare an explanation of the expectations about your own work role as expressed in relevant standards (1.2)

(Standards may include: codes of practice, regulations, minimum standards or national occupational standards)
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32). The Health and Safety at Work Act is the main piece of legislation that affects day to day provision of health and safety in a workplace. The act has been designed to protect employees, with additional regulations being placed since it was first introduced. The legislation is fairly comprehensive; therefore settings that implement the act carefully will ensure that they are providing a safe environment for their employees and children (Tassoni & Bulman, 1999, p. 258).

Within my current setting both above mentioned acts are followed. In order to ensure the environment is a safe and secure one for children to be within, all members of staff are trained and hold a first aid at work qualification, which is also a mandatory requirement within the setting. The setting also provides all necessary safety equipment throughout the setting as well as its own written safety procedures, which are implemented by all staff members. Risk assessments within the nursery of all areas have also been carried out highlighting where risks may occur and preventing them from occurring.

Along with health and safety, promoting and engaging in personal development is also a key responsibility. Enabling this within the childcare setting can be done through planning activities, indoor and outdoor, observing the individual children in different activities they participate in and


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