Cyp 3.2

• duty of care is to keep children and young people safe and to protect them from sexual, physical and emotional harm. Children have a right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. We as adults must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety and well being of pupils. Failure to do this could be regarded as professional neglect. Always act and be seen to act in the child’s best interests.
• Duty of care safeguards children by the setting having done risk assessments and precautions taken to avoid accidents or the spreading of infections. Follow the correct procedures if you have any concerns for the child’s well being, set clear boundaries for children depending on age, stage and development and discourage any behaviour, which could result in a child being harmed or upset. Assessments and observations on children can alert you to any problems that may need addressing and the discussions with parents and other professionals. Always listen to what children have to say and take any concerns they may have seriously.

1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your work role
Duty of Care” means providing care and support for individuals within the law
and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of your
employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends
and family and their property.

A negligent act could be unintentional but careless or intentional that results in abuse or
injury. A negligent act is breaching the duty of care. If an individual has evidence that you
have been negligent, you are likely to be disciplined. You could lose your job and you could
have legal action taken against you.
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of

In your role you have a duty of care to raise any concerns you may have about any aspect
of your work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment,...