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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Take care of detainees and cells 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11989  Take care of detainees and cells 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Visible Policing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-02-19  2006-02-09  SAQA 0146/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-02-09   2010-02-09  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
120478  Manage the detention of persons in custody  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons who take care of detainees and cells within the field of policing in a safe and secure environment.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Search a detainee and secure his/her safety
  • Deal with detainee complaints
  • Serve meals to a detainee
  • Visit cells
  • Regulate access to detainees
  • Safeguard detainees

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of any learner within the safety in society environment and more specifically within the policing discipline by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the field. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment within the safety in society environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Functional mathematical, numerical and communication skills
  • Read, interpret and use of relevant forms 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard applies to persons who take care of detainees with a level of authority that allows them to take decisions independent. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Search a detainee and secure his/her safety. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. A detainee is searched in a decent and orderly manner by an official of the same gender according to relevant legislation and organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Objects that can cause harm are removed from the detainee and taken care of according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Personal property is removed and take care of according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. If applicable evidence is removed and take care of according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Injuries, if present, are noted and recorded in the occurrence book/control register according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Serious injuries, if present, are identified and referred for medical attention according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Deal with detainee complaints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. All complaints are identified and received when cells are visited according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Complaints are noted in the Occurrence book/control register according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Complaints are handled according to prescription of the organization. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Feedback on the outcome is given to the detainee according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. An occurrence book/control register entry is made to record the outcome of the complaint according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Serve meals to detainees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Food to be served is collected from the official supplier according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Food suppliers include official and other than official suppliers.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Inspect food for quality, quantity and undesirable objects according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The meal is served to the detainee according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Containers and utensils are collected from the cells after mealtimes according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Occurrence book/control register entry is made after the mealtimes to record all actions taken according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Visit cells. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. At least two members of staff are designated to perform the visit according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The cell is entered by unarmed members of the same gender as the detainee/s in the cell according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A head count of all detainees in each cell is done according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The number is verified by a cross check with the relevant cell register according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The conditions of the cell and any safety contraventions are identified and entered in the occurrence book/control register according to organizational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Regulate access to detainee/s. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Authorised visitors to detainee are received and given access according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Directly link to detainee e.g. spouse, legal advisor, and spiritual service.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Authorised visitors to cells are received and given access according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Directly link to cell e.g. Inspectors of cells.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Foodstuff from visitors to the detainee is inspected/checked for any dangerous items according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Entries is made in the occurrence book/control register according to organizational procedures and requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Safeguard detainees. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The necessary information on the request of safeguarding is obtained according to organizational procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes:
  • Instructions related to safeguard
  • The reason for safeguarding
  • The location of safeguarding
  • Security area of safeguarding
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The safeguarding is planned according to the need in line with organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Guard duties are executed according to organizational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Relief are briefed and guard duties are handed over according to organizational procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Candidates are assessed against these assessment criteria. An assessor observes currently employed candidates carrying out their normal work duties. They may also be asked to carry out simulated tasks and to answer written and/or oral questions. Candidates studying towards a Unit Standard, and who are not currently employed, will also be assessed using variety of assessment tools.
    2. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
    3. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA by SAQA.
    4. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The standard describes competent performance in doing physical techniques that will enhance their job performance, and lay down the criteria by which competence should be judged, as well as the range of circumstances in which competence should be demonstrated.

    Integrated assessment methods and tools will allow the candidate to demonstrate that she/he has acquired knowledge of and can safely and effectively apply competence identified in this unit standard.

    These tools include the following:
  • In-situ (on-the-job) observations
  • Role-play simulations
  • Structured group discussions
  • Written reports (e.g. tests, exams, case studies, projects, registers, logbooks, workbooks)
  • Verbal report backs (presentations)
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Projects (physical visits to Government Departments)
  • Experiential learning
  • Working in teams
  • Scenario sketching

    These methods must be carefully selected based on the purpose of the assessment (for example, the written method of assessing knowledge or on-job demonstration of practical competence). The assessment must integrate a number of different methods in order to give the assessor reliable and valid proof of competence and evidence of required attitudes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation, and procedures and practices.
  • A broad understanding of the legislation regarding the taking care of detainees and cells
  • A comprehensive understanding of the need for the taking care of detainees and cells
  • A basic understanding of the ways and methods to take care of detainees and cells 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in a critical and creative way in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding taking care of detainees and cells, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding taking care of detainees and cells, under controlled circumstances, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one's personal activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organize and critically evaluate information relevant in applying the provisions set out in organizational orders regarding the taking care of detainees and cells, making a sound judgement of any given situation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and apply a range of office management-related techniques, procedures and experimental approaches required in the different specific programmes leading up to this qualification. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced unit standard 120478, which is "Manage the detention of persons in custody", Level 5, 6 credits.

    Requirements of a portfolio

    Valid, reliable and authentic evidence (presented as a portfolio of evidence) from past achievements and experience, which serves to supplement the assessment of, applied competence.

    The portfolio may include inter alia:
  • Written statements from persons (e.g. current and/or previous employer, colleague, peer, manager, external customers) confirming competence of the learner
  • Relevant certificates or awards
  • Previous assessment records
  • Journals/logbook

    Level
    A learning programme leading to the award of this unit standard should develop learners who demonstrate:
  • A foundational knowledge base as indicated in the embedded knowledge component
  • An understanding of the discipline/field's fundamental terms, rules, concepts and principles
  • Familiarity with some of the essential procedures, operations and techniques of this field
  • An ability to use a range of procedures to solve routine problems
  • Basic information gathering, analysis and presentation skills
  • An ability to communicate and present information clearly and reliability following prescribed formats and conventions


    Supplementary Information:

    Specified Requirements
    Specified requirements include legal and legislative specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
    Criminal Procedure Act
    Law of Evidence (chain of evidence)
    Constitution Act
    South African Police Service Act
    Statutory Law
    A glossary of terms about the terminology of
    CONTEXT SPECIFIC
    Organizational policies and procedures 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  20496   National Certificate: Policing  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-02-09  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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