Understand employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings


Assignment overview

In this assessment you will explore aspects of employment law, your role and responsibilities in respect of employment practices and present an issue of public concern that has occurred within either the health, social care or children’s and young people’s sector. Additionally, you will create a career plan which reflects on your continuing professional development and related learning and possible future qualification opportunities.

There are four tasks to this assignment.
A Short answer questions
B Your work role
C Career pathway
D Presentation or report
This is a summary of the evidence required for the unit.

Task Evidence Learning outcomes covered
A Short answer questions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
B Your work role 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4
C Career pathway 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
D Presentation or report 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

Question Booklet

Task A – Short Answer Questions

Ai:   Imagine you are a newly appointed supervisor/manager within your service. You need to update your staff handbook to reflect current employment law. Identify three different sources of information you could use to enable you to do this.
3 marks
The existing handbook in the workplace
Check for changes in the law since last update
Check the latest health and safety law requirements

Once you have identified a reliable source of information:
Aii a) List three aspects of employment covered by law.
3 marks
Hours worked
Pay slips
Work conditions ie health and safety, discrimination

b) List three main features of current employment legislation.
3 marks
Health and safety at work act 1974
Employment rights act 1996
The equality act 2010

Aiii Briefly outline why employment law exists.
. 3 marks