Expand on the Conflicts / Dilemmas That May Occur with Duty of Care

1 - Please expand on the conflicts / dilemmas that may occur with duty of care?

Having ‘Duty of care’ means a requirement to exercise a ‘reasonable’ degree of attention and caution to avoid negligence which would lead to harm to other people. Working with children and young people brings a significant duty of care and we need to recognise that the younger and more vulnerable the child the greater the duty of care. Your vigilance and attention keeps children and young people safe as they develop:

• The ability to foresee and cope with potential dangers
• more robust immune systems
• empathy –understanding their actions may hurt or upset others
• communication skills to be able to talk about harm others may be doing to them
A ‘duty of care’ includes the concepts:
• to keep individuals safe
• to keep individuals free from harm
• to give choice
(From a governmental website)

Having a ‘duty of care’ is a key concept in working with children but the same concept could be used with any other human beings. It is a legal term for safeguarding self and others.

For examples:
-   It could happen that a child doesn’t want to wear his coat to go outside for whatever reason, whitch is he’s right but our mission is first to make sure of their health. So to respond to that will be to to him why does he have to wear, what would the concecenties ? for him. So in this example our duty of care would on above the individual rights of the children.
Some children may need more physical contact or more demonstration of the love and affection we have to give to them but any adults who work with children are responsible for their own actions and behavior and should avoid any conduct which would lead any reasonable person to question their motivation and intentions so in our setting adults should work and be seen to work, in an open and transparent way to avoid and conflicts inside the nursery

2 -   Please expand on individual rights and the right to be...