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Unit 5 Questions - Working with Children, Reflective Practice,Health and Safety

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´╗┐Unit 5 The responsibilities of a practitioner in professional relationships are to follow the laws and legislations. Understanding what is meant about confidentiality and the practitioner?s role on holding information that parents or others may share with them. They must maintain and respect the principles of confidentiality. The practitioners must think about the child?s safety and development. They must follow all policies and procedures. Practitioners must communicate effectively with parents and other team members and professionals. Teamwork is very important. Working as part of a team benefits the child because everyone trying to help the child will be clear on what they are working towards for example, a practitioner or social worker could work together to provide each other with new information to help protect the child, this means that there will be no confusion because the professionals are communicating. Working as part of a team benefits the child because it will provide a holistic approach to find out what is best for that child. The views of parents and children must be respected. Respect for the parents and carers and other professionals are important for maintaining a relationship. Being one hundred present committed in meeting the needs of children is key. Parent partnership is very important because when parents and practitioners can work together in early years settings they get results that have a positive impact on children?s learning and development. Every setting should have a policy which clarifies what parent partnership means to them. ...read more.


These can be identified from documents such as the EYFS, the CACHE Statement of Values ECM legislations When working with children it is important to know the main principles and values that underpin and guide professional standards. The main principles that underpin work with children are to meet the needs of the children socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually, to provide age appropriate activities and a conductive environment for learning. Another main principle is to be able to assess the children needs and meet the needs of individuals. The main principles that underpin work with children are also; to have patience and understanding, let the child have choices, and provide materials that enhance the environment, to accept differences and not having judgment, and wanting and looking at things according to what you believe and your beliefs in life respecting child's rights and parent rights and you must be accommodating to differences. Confidentiality must be up held, information about the child and their family must be kept secret and safe unless it is required by law or is in the best interests of the child. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSCH) must also be held. Posters must be put up in all settings and all staff should be aware of COSHH, the safety procedures and the substances that are harmful. 182 “Hazardous substances include: â substances used directly in work activities (eg adhesives, paints, cleaning agents); â substances generated during work activities (eg fumes from soldering and welding); ...read more.


You could improve your own learning and performance by do some training courses. You could find out about some training courses and identify ones you feel are most relevant to you and maybe find out about sources of funding if you need it. You could use this to improve your professional practice by going to and completing one or more of the training courses. 138 1734 C1 Analyse how the main principles that underpin work with children can support the practitioners' practice in the setting A development of E5. Clear details to show how each of the generic principles and values stated in E5 supports the work of the practitioner in the setting. B1 Evaluate how the recent initiative supports practice within early years settings A development of E7. A detailed consideration and reasoned judgement of how a recent national or local government initiative informs, affects and supports the practice in early years' settings today. A Evaluate how the current research can support practitioners' professional Practice A development of E7. A detailed consideration and reasoned judgement of how understanding and application of current research can support practitioners' professional practice. Discussion may include: the research/findings, practice in settings. Impact on work of practitioner, e.g. Bristol research on childhood obesity 2005, research by the Pen Green Centre and ICAN, effects on practice in settings and work of the practitioner. ...read more.

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