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Decsribe a policy in a child care setting concerning confidentiality and the sharing on information

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P6-Decsribe a policy in a child care setting concerning confidentiality and the sharing on information It is obligatory for every child care setting to have a policy in regards to confidentiality; confidentiality at all times must be kept when working with children as they are at risk to the outside society so as a result privacy is a vital issue. Confidential information should only be shared on a need to know basis. For example the member of staff that are caring for the child at the nursery would need an explanation from the parents if the child began acting strangely, so therefore an explanation would be needed from the parents. ...read more.


But on the other hand some parts of confidentially information needs to be shared amongst the nursery, for example if a child is ill they will need permission from the parents to get that child a doctor or whatever they will need so this is called the 'need to know' basis.. All children's records of background information should not be shared as a child's development may be in jeopardy and no child's development should be at risk. At the nursery where I did my work experience all the children's information was on a computer and this was all password protected. Only the manager and the owner had access to this computer which meant that no other employee knew the children's personal information. ...read more.


So therefore parents always had to put all their trust and loyalty in the owner and the manager of the nursery. Information concerning the child's health should always be shared amongst all practitioners as this gives the best possible chance for the child to keep safe such as allergies, so therefore children with allergies were listed on the board in the staff room therefore all staff knew exactly what each child's dietary requirements are. No isolation was taken place at the nursery where I did my work placement as all children were treated in the same way no matter what their background, religion or ethnicity was Information from: Text book- Kath Bulman and Liz Savory 2006, Children's care, Learning and Development, Heinemann And Children's care, Learning and Development, Sandy Green 2007, Nelson Thornes ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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This essay aimed to discuss the concept of confidentiality in a nursery setting. It would be useful for the writer to explain the legislative background to this topic, and whether OFSTED has any say in this area ? would they be looking for compliance in this area when they do inspections?
There was an issue with the writer seemingly not being clear about what it means to treat people ?the same? and to treat people ?fairly?, the latter is what good care workers should be aiming for.
There were a few grammatical errors which could be minimised by careful proof-reading.
Remember to reference correctly; check the Havard referencing guidelines.

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