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  1. CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education Unit 8-caring for children

    Continuing Professional Development is important as it shows you want to be the best that you can be. It also shows you are very interested in making the children be the best they can be and that you are dedicated in doing that. Observing children helps you recognise stages of the Childs development. This can help recognise where a child's needs are, where they need extra help, etc Lastly working as a team as this helps create a positive environment for everyone to work in and also help people feel included and this will help with self-confidence. E2- Collate information about how care for children may be provided within families and society & E3- Include evidence which compares the differing roles of statutory, private, voluntary and independent settings.

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  2. Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings.

    And also the care setting has to make sure that members of public are not put at risk. It also needs to have risks assessment, policies and procedures on how to promote health and safety. Policies and procedures differ at each care setting as they are personally devised for their setting. All workplace must control the risk of fire and conduct fire drills, as well as risk assessments on the likelihood of fire. They must also provide information, instruction and training to employees. This policy helps the staff and patients to act correctly and promptly if a fire should occur.

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  3. Introduction to Working with Children.

    These services make no profit. E2 The NSPCC is a voluntary provision. It was founded in 1884. They aim to stop child cruelty. They provide help lines and support for children and their families. They also and advertise local agencies and support groups to help children and their families. The NSPCC also offers counselling services and prioritised meetings with professionals for children and their families to have support. They offer local projects for children and their families to get involved with, which will also come with support.

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  4. Diseases - major types of disease and their treatment

    sickle-cell anaemia and haemophilia. Physiological Diseases A body organ may malfunction or its cellular structure may change over a period of time. The proper working of the body is affected and this results in physiological diseases. Two such diseases common in the Caribbean are diabetes and hypertension. Treatment and Control Treatment refers to steps taken to deal with a disease in an individual who is ill, for example, taking medication, changing the diet, or changing some pattern of behavior. Control refers to measures taken to prevent disease spreading throughout a population.

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  5. Strategies and methods of supporting children where abuse is suspected.

    the matter with Tracey?s uncle, not only that but he could get away with it, if he is aware that the social services and Tracey?s parent know. What would you do with all this information? I would record and store this information in Tracey?s file, which is private and confidential meaning ?that this information is seen strictly by those who have a right or need to see it? (Langridge et al 2007 pg 383). What step by step procedures would you take?

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  6. Safeguarding Children and Young People: This essay looks at how to spot child abuse, what to do if child abuse is spotted and how to support children and young people who are victims of abuse.

    Children and young people who attempt to commit suicide usually do so because they feel worthless. The Case Study This reflective case study?s aim is to provide a written account of how the signs of child maltreatment would be spotted by a support worker at an infant?s school, how the support worker responded to these signs and what strategies and methods they used or might have used to support the child and the family when the abuse had been suspected or confirmed. The names that I am going to use in the case study are totally fictional.

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  7. Public Health: How are current patterns of ill health monitored? How have current patterns in the UK changed and how has the government influenced them?

    death rate of men in the lowest social class was twice as high as the death rate of men in the highest social class and the gap of inequality between them was increasing not decreasing as was expected. Current patterns of ill health in England (P3) There is currently a vast amount of various patterns of ill health in the UK today. I am going to describe three patterns that relate to ill health comparing them with each other and looking at how they vary in different geographical places in England: Chopwell and Sunbury.

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  8. Explain the concept of Equality, Diversity and Rights in relation to health and social care

    ? the more diverse a company or an organisation is the more happier staff would become, and the less staff would have to work, and therefore there would be less off sick, and absents taken from the staff. If people are happy and comfortable in an organization, they are more likely to be attracted to it and stay, and by staying, they are more likely to be committed. If people are happy, they are less likely to leave the organisation and less likely to take time off sick.

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  9. Explain the principle psychological perspectives and theories.

    Soon the dogs began associating the bell with food as they previously done with the laboratory assistant, making the bell now a conditioned stimulus as it was something the dogs had learnt; and the result of salivation caused by the bell becoming a conditioned response. The other type of conditioning is ?Operant conditioning?. This type of learning was developed by Burrhus Frederic Skinner. Skinner was studying how learning influences behaviour, in his experiment he used rats and a very famous device called the ?Skinner box?.

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  10. Research Methodology for health and social care

    As a part of the unit, you will be required to undertake a small scale research project. You must consider any ethical issues in relation to the research, conduct the research, present and analyse the results and draw your final conclusion. P1: Explain the function of research in health and social care Research is extremely important in health and social care sector. It is necessary and important for the following reasons: 1. Research identifying needs: all health or social care workers who are involved in care planning use research principles to identify the needs of individuals.

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  11. Report on Counselling for Health and Social Care

    Counselling is a two way process and if the client feels comfortable with the counsellor, both will build a professional relationship based on trust, openness and understanding. Counselling promotes growth and helps individuals to: 1. Express feelings in a safe, supportive and non-judgemental atmosphere. 2. Identify and sort out your problems. 3. Identify longstanding patterns of behaviour that keep individual from solving their problems and developing new ways to look at them. 4. Improve coping skills. 5. Identify and achieve goals.

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  12. Barriers In Communication In Health & Social Care

    I think having private and communal rooms is a good strategy as it helps people be more sociable and helps keep privacy in the private rooms. Noise A lot of noise, either within the area or background noise from outside, can be a barrier in effective communication. Background noise, from televisions or from traffic for example, can make communication difficult for someone with a hearing impairment. This can affect the use of hearing aids as they pick up the background noise and amplify it.

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  13. Unit 8 Essay on caring for children

    Also the child may have a specific need, for example a child with a physical disability, the child is a wheel chair user who has two 30 minutes of one to one specialist care to further the physical development of the child. It is important for the practitioner to ensure the child has two 30 minute sessions in order to meet the needs of the child. This reflects the attitude of the practitioner. It is important for the practitioner to be friendly and positive at all times when caring for children.

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  14. Mental health issues - OCD, Anorexia and Post-natal Depression.

    Temporary relief ? the compulsive behaviour brings temporary relief from anxiety, but the obsession and anxiety soon return, causing the pattern or cycle to begin again. Obsessive thoughts Almost everyone has unwanted and unpleasant thoughts, such as a nagging worry that their job may not be secure, or a brief suspicion that a partner has been unfaithful. Most people can put these types of thoughts and concerns into context and are able to carry on with their day-to-day lives; they do not repeatedly think about worries that they realise have little substance.

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  15. Safeguarding Children - Types, Signs and Reasons for Abuse of Children

    Whatever the situation, there is never a good reason to deliberately injure a child. Effects - The harm caused by physical abuse can range from minor injuries to major trauma. These can include: 1. bruising 2. burns or scalds 3. bite marks 4. fractures 5. scarring 6. poisoning 7. drowning or suffocating 8. head injuries caused by a blow or by shaking 9. fabricated or induced illness. The experience of being harmed may, also, cause mental health and behavioural problems in a child, such as: 1. depression and anxiety 2. aggression and violence 3.

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  16. The role of communication and interpersonal interaction in Health and Social Care

    Secondly is the face; as we can easily tell how someone is feeling. A person with wide, eyes, and a big smile, Is often happy, or joyful. Whereas a person with a ?scrunched up? face, is often seen to be angry. Almost any emotion is visible on a personal face, from relief, to disbelief. In the attached logbook, I observed person B laughing and smiling, I could tell from her face that she was happy, because of the smile, but also because her eyes were open wide.

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