Unit 4222-329 Outcome 1.
All aspects of my job are regulated by policies and current legislation, and policies have been designed to cover all aspects of legislation such as the children’s act, which provides a code of practice to enable us to provide the best possible care and support for children and young people. We have inspections from Ofsted/Community of Communities, who ensure we are meeting not only care standards, but also those relating to behaviour and how we encourage positive behaviour is evaluated. I have the responsibility of recording all incidents of behaviour support and these include both positive and negative behaviour. Other legislations include:
Human Rights Act 1988
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
There are a range of different restrictive interventions. When some people think of restrictive interventions they automatically think of physical interventions, however a physical intervention is not always necessary. Sometimes you can intervene using simple techniques such as language, including body language and facial expressions, this is known as Social Intervention, this intervention may be and should be used as a primary action. Other interventions are:
Mechanical Intervention – The use of devices to prevent or contain a person’s movement such as highchairs, stair gates, barrier erection, locked doors.
Physical Intervention – Using actual bodily contact which should only be used with clear justification and in guidance of the settings policies and procedures and staff training. Physical intervention may only be used upon ensuring safeguards are in place for the member of staff and also the person involved and when social and mechanical intervention is not sufficient. Moderate risk to prevent danger to others should be expected but physical intervention may not be used if there is a substantial risk of injury or it conflicts with any individual care plans in place.