Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
This includes their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement in order that we can promote and provide person centred care and support to the individual. This is a lawful requirement under the Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social care Act 2012, and Codes of practice for Social Care Workers. Person centre values are a holistic approach and should involve not only the physical needs of the individual but the spiritual, emotional and social needs as well. Also finding out any goals and expectations of the individual. These values should underpin all work in the health and social care sector when they are followed as they should be then all individuals should be able to feel that, and health and social workers should ensure that: all individuals are treated with dignity and respect the individual is supported in accessing their rights the individual is treated as an individual the individual is supported to exercise choice ensure that the individual has privacy when they want it support the individual to be as independent as possible Person centred values provide a foundation on which we can base and build our practice.
Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing any acts of duty that could possibly harm others. Aii How does duty of Care affect the work of a Social Worker As a social care worker, you have a duty of care to the individuals you provide care for or support in your job role. This means you are expected to put the needs and interests of the individual to the centre of your thinking and practice. To also ensure decisions made do not cause any harm to the individual. 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.
Task A 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 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 the interests of the people using its service but also the care workers who work in the establishment have the same duty of care as well. Also the employer has a duty of care for the staff members to ensure that the working conditions are safe and suitable to deliver the service to the individuals.
Employers must have a written health and safety policy, which must be brought to the notice of all employees. Employees, volunteers and service users also have responsibilities within the act, they have a common law duty of care. The act requires them to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and other people at work. They must not interfere with or obstruct anything provided in the interests of health and safety at work. It is their duty to familiarise themselves with the policy statement and general health and safety procedures and ensure they keep themselves and others around them safe.
Also to safeguard this means for all Multi-Disciplinary teams and families working together and taking responsibility for the service users and their safety especially those with a history of abuse. Finally your duty of care, the principles you follow and policies and procedures of the home you work in will protect people who have been harmed or at imminent risk of coming to harm. Outcome 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care. Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights.
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.
2.2 Identify policies and procedures in the work setting for information sharing. Every setting should have policies that encourage effective and clear communication when sharing information. Policies and procedures should include policies relating to multi-agency working, managing transition from one setting to another and ensuring continuity of care between settings and carers. All policies should be available to those who need to know basis and they may be shared with colleagues, parents, carers and other settings as well as with other agencies and services. The main point is: • The staffs at the work setting needs to be aware that they cannot keep secrets with a child.
1.2/1.3 vvv Person-centred care values must influence all aspects of health and social care work. Health and social care should be based on person-centred values, and should be individualised as this is a law requirement (Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social care Act 2012, Codes of practice for Social Care Workers, etc). If person-centre values that underpin all work in the health and social care sector are followed as they should be then all individuals should feel that and health and social workers ensure that: • the individual is supported in accessing their rights • the individual
Employee Duty of Care under HASAWA (Your responsibilities under duty of care) It is the duty of care of all employees to: •Take reasonable care of their own health & safety & that of others who may be affected by their activities •Co-operate with their employers, so far as necessary, to enable that employer to comply with any statutory duty or requirement. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights While care professionals and support staff always strive to ensure that people receive the best possible standards of care, there can sometimes be conflicts and dilemmas between the policies of the organisation,