Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning

Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning.
Understanding own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning
    In understanding my own role and responsibilities in the lifelong learning sector it is essential that I first establish what is meant by role and responsibility and to distinguish any distinct differences between the two. The dictionary definition of role is “the function assumed or part played by a person or thing in a particular situation” whilst responsibilities is defined as “a thing which one is required to do as part of a job, role, or legal obligation” It is quite apparent that responsibilities fit within roles with the main distinction being that a “role” is a perceived responsibility whilst a “responsibility” is very often determined by rules, regulations and legislation.
    There is a coherent legislative framework which, if followed correctly, means that I deliver a safe, equal and structured learning experience. I am also morally and contractually bound to deliver the same by promoting equality and encouraging diversity and following approved codes of practice (ACOP) and contractual obligations. Some of the more pressing legislation is set out in the following acts;
    The Special Education Needs and Disability Act (2001) (1) made it law that learners must be given the reasonable and necessary adaptations needed to allow them to participate fully in learning
    The Protection of Children Act (1999) (2) which is designed to protect children - and is why I need a CRB check if I am working with children / young adults / vulnerable adults
    The Data Protection Act (1998) (3) which regulates the kind of information I am allowed to obtain, hold, use or disclose about other people, and the ways I am allowed to store and work with this information.
    Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) (4) was established to secure the health, safety and welfare of persons at work. One of my primary responsibilities is to...