discrimination means, and two scenarios where discrimination

Learning checkpoint 1 Identify and respond to legal requirements Part A 1. How can information about the legal requirements of your job role be identified accessed and identified accessed and interpreted. 2. Describe what discrimination means, and two scenarios where discrimination may occur. 3. List five types of legal and ethical issues that may occur in a children’s services workplace. 4. Describe what is meant by the term dignity of risk. 5. What is informed consent? Part B Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow. Case study Carla works with three other educators who all have very different views, ideas and concepts relating to what is best practice for the children. Carla likes to ask questions about her work roles to ensure she is performing these in accordance with her service’s policies and procedures. She notices other staff often implement practices that seem to be in breach of the guidelines. As Carla is new to the service she is hesitant to report the breaches to her supervisor. 1. If Carla noticed a breach of ethical or legal responsibilities, what should she do? 2. What could Carla do to find out more about specific laws, regulations and duty of care practices necessary in the children’s services environment? 3. If a parent notices the service practices are inappropriate, which policy should they follow? Learning checkpoint 2 Identify and meet ethical responsibilities Part A 1. Where might you find information about the scope and nature of your ethical responsibilities? 2. If a conflict of interest occurs what could be done to overcome the issue or situations? Part B Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow. Case study A parent tells Kaitlyn not to give her 13-month-old child any milk, only juice. She feels that the child has enough milk at home. At sleep time, the child will not settle down to sleep and constantly ask for milk. Ten minutes later, Kaitlyn finds Simone, a co-worker, has given the child a bottle of milk. When Kaitlyn explains the mother’s wishes, Simone responds, ‘I think the mother is being cruel – just don’t mention it’. 1. Did Simone breach her ethical responsibilities in the situation? Explain your response. 2. What ethical problem-solving strategies could Kaitlyn use in this situation? 3. Who should Kaitlyn discuss this situation with? Learning checkpoint 3 Contribute to workplace improvements Part A 1. Explain why discussions throughout the day are a good opportunity to participate in sharing feedback informally. 2. What are the five most common methods used to consult and gain input from others as part of a policy informally. 3. Draw a diagram showing the policy review process and its linkages. 4. What are the benefits of involving staff in policy review process Part B Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow. Case study Lorna keeps her smartphone in her pocket in case any important calls come through. This also allows her to search for information online whenever she is unsure of a topic. At the water trough Lorna is supervising a small group of children who are busy splashing and pouring. On the other side of her, some children are cutting with scissors and pasting. Suddenly, Lorna’s mobile rings. It is her boyfriend. She looks around and as no staff are watching, she takes the call. 1. What could Lorna do to improve her work practice? 2. If a child has an accident while Lorna is taking a call, would she have breached a legal and ethical responsibility? Why? 3. Lorna may need continuing professional education. Where might she find information to increase her knowledge regarding the consequences of failing to supervise child safety. Final assessment CHCLEG001 Work legally and ethically Part A – Refer to pages 90-97 1. Why is Australian Privacy Principle 11.1 important in the children’s services industry? 2. Why has the National Quality Framework been developed? 3. Describe what mandatory reporting is. 4. What is the purpose of discrimination legislation and how it is applied within the children’s services sector? 5. Describe what is meant by ‘dignity of risk’ and how this is applied within the children’s services sector. 6. What is ‘duty of care’ and how does it impact on individual workers 7. Describe how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to the children’s services industry. 8. Explain the relationship between human needs and human rights. 9. List at least two human rights policies, framework or approaches used in the workplace in the children’s service industry. 10. What are two benefits of being familiar with a worker’s legal rights and responsibilities? 11. List two specific types of legal issues that may be encountered as part of your work in children’s services. 12. Explain how to respond to a legal issue encountered when working in children’s services. 13. Provide an example and explain how a practitioner and client boundary may be breached. 14. Provide an example of an ethical issue that may be encountered while working in children’s services. Explain why it is an ethical issue. 15. Explain how codes of conduct are applied within children’s services and how this impacts on individual educators. 16. Describe how codes of practice are applied within children’s services and can impact on individual educators. 17. List the similarities and differences between the legal and ethical frameworks. Part B – Refer to pages 99-108 Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow. Case study Aline, a new worker, notices Prue, an experienced educator, is very abrupt with the children, and when one particular child, Keith, continues misbehaving, she grabs in roughly by the arm and makes him sit next to her, holding his arm firmly down with hers so he cannot move. Later, Aline notices that Keith has a bruise on his arm where Prue had held him. As Aline assists the children in the bathroom, she notices Prue standing in the middle of a table trying to hang up some artwork. Some of the children are also standing on chairs as she is doing this, and Keith falls off his chair and bites his lip as he lands on the ground. He begins to cry as blood starts to pour from his mouth. Prue, who is still standing on the table, says angrily, ‘I’ve told you to be careful standing on the chairs, now look what you have done to yourself!’ 1. What is the name of the regulation within the NQF where Aline could find out more about incidents involving children, and what is the web address where you can find these regulations. 2. What legal responsibilities does Prue have regarding the children’s safety? 3. Where could Aline find information about the work role responsibilities she and Prue have? 4. If Aline is confused about the policies and procedures related to her role, who should she ask for clarification? 5. If a parent noticed Prue’s actions, what policy should they follow to voice their concern? 6. What type of approval would Aline need to gain before giving Keith pain medication? 7. What should Aline do about Prue’s treatment to Keith? 8. What action may be followed if Aline and Prue fail to meet their work practice standards in regards to the handling of this incident? 9. Each parent or guardian has rights associated with the care their children receive from the service. What are these? 10. What documentation would need to be completed and submitted regarding the incident observed and why? 11. What legislative breaches has Prue demonstrated? 12. Explain why is it unethical Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow. Case Study Alysia, an educator, is asked by a parent how her child (Otto) behaved today while Otto is listening and other parents are in the room. During the day, Otto hit another child, leaving a bruise. This is not the first time it has happened, and Alysia needs to talk to Otto’s mum about some strategies to use. Alysia takes Otto’s mum aside and qu
ietly explains the situation, so no-one else can hear. They have a discussion, and agree on some strategies to try. Just as Alysia has resolved this situation, the mother of a family who lives in the same street as Alysia rings to ask if Alysia can bring their child home as she is running very late and there is no other way for the child to get home. 13. Access the ECA Code of Ethics and determine which part of the code address the ethical issue associated in responding to Otto’s behaviour. 14. Is Alysia bound by ethical responsibilities to talk to Otto’s mother about his mother about his behaviour and work out strategies with her? 15. Where would you find service-specific information regarding ethical procedures and practices? 16. If Alysia spoke to another educator and complained rudely about the parent she spoke to today, explain how she demonstrating attitudes and values that are judgemental. 17. What should Alysia do about the conflict of interest she faces about the request to transport a child to their home. Read the case study, then answer the questions that follow. Case study Quincy is working with Heather. They are a good team and have much knowledge to share with one another. However, both are a little uncertain of behaviour guidance strategies. They have read the service policy relating to behaviour guidance and management but are still unclear of what path they should be taking with specific children. 18. What could Quincy and Heather do now they have recognised they need to gain additional knowledge in the area of behaviour guidance? 19. What could Quincy and Heather do to ensure they have up-to-date knowledge about key changes or legislative requirements regarding the use of behaviour guidance? 20. How could the service’s policy review processes assist Quincy and Heather? 21. Explain why consultation is the most appropriate stage of the policy review process for Quincy and Heather to participate in so they learn more about appropriate strategies for behaviour guidance.

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