Safeguarding the Welfare of Children

1 Be able to reflect on own practice. |       1.1 Take note of children and young peoples responses to own practice.I must always take note of how children respond to me it’s important that they feel comfortable and confident and that they trust me, never make them feel intimidated by doing this the child develop more positively emotionally, physically and mentally. |
| 1.2 Ask for constructive feedback on own practice from colleagues       It is important to ask for constructive feedback as your colleagues will have more experience than you and will be able to tell you in what areas you are doing a good job and in what areas you may need to do things differently. |
| 1.3 Take note of responses to own practice from others. All feedback should be acted on as it is given in order to help you improve even when you are given positive feedback always try to improve your own practice if you are given negative feedback take on board what has been said, try to find ways to do things better. |
|       1.4 Evaluate all aspects of own practice.To help me evaluate my own practice I will put together a list of questions to ask myself: Did I pay attention to the needs of all, did I properly supervise and keep a safe and secure environment, did I monitor all children carefully, did I check the area and equipment properly. If anything went wrong or if an incident occurred ask myself “what could I have done to prevent it” and what can I do to prevent it happening again? |
2 Be able to improve own practice. | 2.1 Identify possible development opportunities relevant to improving own practice.Development opportunities can come from within the setting if you are given a mentor who will supervise and advise you on how to keep improving, You may be able to take an adult class from a secondary source, even visit the library and take advantage of the literature on offer to help you develop. |
| 2.2 Describe the importance of continuing professional development.Continuing...