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
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.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
Unit 1 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice (a) What it means to have a duty of care in one’s own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation to all Health and Social carers and professionals who have to act in the best interests of individuals and others, also not to act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. This duty of care can be a general implied minimum standard of care or can be outlined in different codes of practice or guidelines in various legislation. This duty of care can also be more specific and defined in specific legislation for example Equality Act 2010 or the COSHH regulations 2002. Carers and employers have to ensure that this duty of care is practiced and achieved. Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice.
1.3 Standards reflect the changes in the profession such as emphasis on personalised, quality service. I always follow the code of practice which is ; • You must always protect the rights and promote the interests of the service user and carer • Establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the service users and carers • Promote the Independence of the service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger • Respect the rights of the service user while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people • Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services • You must be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills. I follow all these by treating a service user as an individual , treating them and maintaining a person dignity ,values , along with allow an servicer to make informed choices and by the service they receive ,Adhering to all policies and procedures ,communicating in an appropriate way . Letting a service user take risk and help them manage any risk .I always take responsibility for my work and training and getting help and advice when needed . 1.4 A persons own beliefs and values could affect working practice as it could result in neglect of that persons dignity and respect taking away the persons control and you could be breaking codes
ASSISGNMENT 304 PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTATING DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLES SETTINGS. ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW. TASK A: SUPERVISION NOTES What is meant by the term “Duty of Care” Ai: Duty of Care means providing care and support for individual within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. How the duty of care affects the work of a Social Care Worker.
INTRODUCTION TO DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE 1.1 As a care worker, you have a legal obligation to adopt a ‘duty of care’ approach towards the people within your service. You are required to work in the best interests of the people using the service which includes maintaining their safety and wellbeing. 1.2 It is important to carry out duties that are in own job description and that you are competent. It is also necessary to regularly update own knowledge and skills in order to uphold and provide the care standards that are in accordance with the codes of practice of the care setting. This includes the use of any available resources such as hoists for the moving of residents and ensuring training is up to date by attending all relevant courses.
Title: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings LEVEL 2 UNIT 24 1. Understand the implications of duty of care 2.1. Define the term ‘duty of care’. Duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence.
It should be reviewed regularly and all the members of staff need to have a clear understanding of the risk assessment process. It recognises that any care activities, the care settings and any equipment can be hazardous, so the steps are taken to minimise the risk to people. It ensures that all the service user, staff, visitor are free of harm and maintain safe and healthy work place. The health and safety organisation have classified the risk assessment into five stages: 1. Identifying the risk | What are hazards?
This may be, for example, on admission to a ward, acceptance onto a caseload or once registered at an accident and emergency department. You have a duty of care to all patients or service users even if you are not directly responsible for their care. All health and social care organisations, whether they are public, private or voluntary organisations, also have a duty of care. Their duty of care is to provide a comprehensive service to citizens and to demonstrate that, within the available resources, the appropriate priorities are chosen. They must also ensure that those people who are providing care are able to do so safely.