Agreed Ways of Working

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Agreed ways of working Agreed ways of working are a set of rules, regulations, policies and procedures set out by your employer or organisation that you work for that inform you what to do and how to work to fulfil your role and job description. They include various pieces of legislation as well as best practice and are there to benefit and protect you, the individuals you support and your employer. Details of procedures on how to undertake certain tasks are described in full including how to; deal with disciplinary issues and allegations of abuse, assess and manage risk, allocate resources, respond to emergencies, administer medication, deal with death and handle admissions. 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. Sometimes you may have to work in best interest and instinct to fulfil your job role. To follow the agreed ways of working to its fullest you must refer to care plans, following the care plans ensures that you are implementing these rules. Working within the policies and procedures of your job description and working in agreed ways are very important because it ensures that you are doing your job correctly and to a high standard. It covers you from legal issues as you are completing tasks correctly and professionally. It is important to follow the agreed ways of working so you are certain to be working under the legislations that apply to the role you are undertaking, these could include the data protection act 1998, care home regulations 2001, care quality commission regulations 2009, care standards act 2000, health and safety at work act 1974 and many more. Social care workers following guidance about the limits of their job role is also extremely important as you must stay within the boundaries of your job role

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