| Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes Ai) What is meant by the term “duty of care” Health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
Assignment 304 TASK A supervision notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm or abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you with this supervision session Ai) What is meant by the term 'duty of care?' A duty of care is the requirement that all health and social care professionals, and organisations providing health and care services, you must put the people who use the services first. They also have to do everything in their power to keep the service users safe from harm.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. ← describe how the duty of care affects own work role As a care practitioner , you have a duty of care towards the people you provide care or support for in your work role. This means that you are expected to: >put the needs and interests of those you provide care for at the centre of your thinking and practice >ensure that what you choose to do -or choose not to do- does no harm to those you provide care for. Care practitioners are accountable to their employer and to the law for providing care an support that is safe and wich promotes the health and wellbeing of the
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role. | | | It means making sure that I provide a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to | | | take care of vulnerable clients and to make sure that their needs and welfare are being | | | looked after. I also make sure that service users are treated with care and respect, and | | | that they are protected from any harm or abuse that may happen, and that they are | | | given choices. It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
Aiii) As a social care organisation, you are responsible for providing care and support which is safe and promotes the health and wellbeing of the individuals. Your duty of care affects the way you; * Exercise authority * Manage risk and work in a safe way * Safeguard interests of individuals * Monitor own behaviour and conduct * Maintain confidentiality * Store personal information correctly * Report any concerns or allegations * Maintain professional boundaries * Make professional judgements * Maintain high standards of conduct outside the professional role * To uphold a service that upholds the law and underlying principles of care Aiv) Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because as a social care worker you are responsible to; * Recognise physical, emotional and psychological needs of individuals by understanding what is required for health and well being, to observe and record ‘indicators’ of differences and changes and to show empathy and support. * Anticipate danger and manage risks by carrying out assessments, avoiding hazards and carrying out health and safety checks * Intervene and support in the event of illness and injury by carrying out first aid, seek help or advice, communicate with health professionals and
Unit CT236 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: This means that you are responsible for the care and welfare of yourself and others while at work. It also means that you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; When caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone or anything that could cause them harm. Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.
NVQ Unit 1 – Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings. 1.1 – Define the term ‘Duty of Care’. A moral or legal obligation to ensure the safety or well-being of others. 1.2 – Describe how the duty of care affects your own work role. The duty of care in my work role is based around looking after the residents in our care and maintaining their safety and dignity.
They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims. ( ACAS Definition- Duty of Care from an employer’s perspective) In my role, I act with a duty of care to the service user, ensuring that provision of care and support is conducted in a way that ensures safety from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services but also the care workers of the establishment. How this affects your work role? The duty of care I have in my job is to keep myself safe and my service user safe.