Reflective Account/Personal Statement
Tool kit Contents:
1) Definition of a Reflective Account and tips to help completion
2) Activity Brief
3) Activity referencing (office use)
4) Useful links from the Internet
5) Useful referencing from QCS Management System
6) Evidence sheets for your answers
7) Activity Guide
8) Referencing tips
Definition of Reflective Account/Personal Statement:
To complete this activity you will need to do a reflective account in combination with a personal statement.
A personal statement is a statement of your knowledge. You should use this to demonstrate you understanding of the legislation and regulations.
A reflective account is thinking about and deliberating over something in your head and coming up with the best and most appropriate answer. We use reflection every day when deciding if we could improve all or any aspects or our lives.
For this activity you should use the reflective account element to introduce examples from your practice which are related to the assessment criteria for these units. The practice should be something you have already done, so the activity should be set in the past. You should refer to yourself in the first person and should not personally name any individuals.
Your personal statement and reflective account should be holistic. The activity should cover all knowledge assessment criteria for units 14 and 16 Some competency should also be covered by the reflective element.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1) Do I need to use a model of reflection?
This is not essential, but is good practice at this level.
2) How long ago in the past can I refer back to?
To be current and valid you should refer to anything that you have done or has happened in the last six months.
3) Why am I being asked to cover 4 units at once?
Because they all link nicely in together and are all very well related. Giving rise to a good holistic activity, which is good practice and mirrors person centred care.
4) How do I know what to reflect on and what is a person statement?
The reflective account is relevant to your practice and the personal statement to knowledge.
Description of Task:
A Reflective Account combined with a Personal Statement to show your knowledge and competency for Units 14 and 16.
Scope of Task
The following areas are to be covered by Reflective Account and Personal Statement:
Safeguarding and protection.
Serious case reviews.
Every child matters.
Signs of abuse.
Reporting safeguarding issues
Areas to consider for your Reflective Account and Personal Statement
Please note that you should refer to the attached activity guide prior to commencing your answers. This will ensure that you provide evidence that fully meets the unit requirements without completing additional work.
The activity is set out in bullet points; however you should write the activity as one flowing statement containing reflection and examples from your practice.
Analyse the difference between safeguarding and protection in relation to vulnerable adults.
Explain the legislative framework for safeguarding vulnerable adults.
Reflect on the impact of policy developments to approaches used to safeguard vulnerable adults in your own settings. Give examples from your own practice.
Reflect on two relevant serious case reviews. How have they impacted on quality assurance, regulation and inspection relating to safeguarding of vulnerable adults?
Explain the protocols and referral procedures when harm and abuse is alleged or suspected.
Reflect on the information you give to others, such as team members.
How do you provide information that:
a. Describes the indicators of abuse?
b. Describes measures to be taken to avoid abuse