Essay on Unit 201

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unit 201

1 Know the statutory responsibilites and rights of employees and employers within own area of work

1.1 list the aspect of employment covered by law

the main aspects of employment are,

* Minimum wage

* Hours worked

* Discrimination

* Health and safety

* Holiday entitlements

* Redundancy and dismissal

* Training

* Disciplinary procedures

1.2 list the main features of current employment legislation

The spectrum of employment law in the UK covers three main areas.
Employment Rights, Equalities and Discrimination law... and Health and safety legislation.
Although Equalities and Health and safety have meaning in other areas of life... both bodies of law feature measures relating to employment to
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They incorporate various pieces of legislation as well as best practice. They are there to benefit and protect you, the individuals you support and your employer. They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. Policies and procedures are essential pieces of information that will support you in your role and will enable you to work professionally and safely. You are being paid (unless you are an unpaid carer) to do a job for your employer. If you do not follow their agreed ways of working, you could cause harm to yourself or others and you could find yourself subject to capability or disciplinary procedures which could lead to dismissal or even prosecution if you break the law. You do not need to know every word of every policy but you will need to know what policies exist and what they cover so you can refer to them when you need to.

3.understand how own role fits within wider context of the sector

3.1 explain how own role fits within the delivery of the service provided

i am a nursery assistant so i fit in by making sure the children are happy and comfortable, maintaining safety in the environment, understanding and observing each childs development and learning, by having a record of acheivement (key person learning diaries) assess progress, plan for next steps. value and respect all children and