The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
Assignment 304 Ai The term “duty of care” is used in the care setting to refer to the working practice of the support staff. This means that they must do what they can to keep the individuals they are supporting safe and well whilst ensuring the care given is person centred care, promoting independence and maintaining their dignity at all times. This should be achieved to the highest level to prevent any form of abuse coming to the individual being supported. Aii The duty of care affects the work of social care worker because it is a set of guidelines which outline what there job role is and how they can best support the individuals within the care setting to the highest level to prevent them coming to any harm. This could be from themselves or others so all tasks needs to be assessed prior to undertaking them to ensure the risks are reduced to the minimum level and that they receive the appropriate level of support.
All actions must be recorded and where necessary give the reasons for such actions. Your employer also has a duty of care to you, the employee. They must provide you with a clear job role and ensure a safe working environment. Your employer must protect you from abuse (bullying/harassment) from other employees as well as individuals using the care setting. They must ensure that you are not forced to work excessive hours and that you are given adequate time for breaks and an appropriate area for such
As a carer we need to put the needs and interests of our residents at the centre of our practice and thinking. We need to meet their needs and assure they are not put in danger by using unsafe practice. Aiii. Within the organisation Duty of Care involves the resident(providing care, protect from harm, maintain rights, promote their interests), the residents family/friends and the organisation itself, including our work colleagues. We need to work safely, uphold the law, report concerns & allegations, maintain professional boundaries and maintain confidentiality.
Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health , social care of children’s and young people’s settings Task A Duty of Care This is a legal term that refers to the responsibility and obligation of a person or organisation to avoid acts of omissions that are likely to cause harm to an individual or individuals by taking reasonable steps to safeguard them. Duty of Care and a Social Care Workers Role All social care workers have a duty of care towards individuals they provide care or support to within their role. Social care workers are expected to; • Put the needs and interest of those they provide care or support to at the centre of their practice. • Ensure what they choose to do (or not to do) does not harm or endanger those they provide care or support to. • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual they provide care or support to.
The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. You will need to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is important that you ensure you receive adequate training in order you can recognise and understand signs of abuse. You will be expected to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace and it would also be your responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that you believe could lead to abuse. The
1.2 In my work role I have a duty of care to provide the best support for the people I care for by ensuring I have the correct training, knowledge and skills. By making sure I’m competent in what I do, following correct policies and procedures, care plans and risk assessments. Outcome 2 Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care 2.1 Dilemma may occur when someone makes a risky choise. Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights- Balance between health and safety and an individual’s human rights and freedoms, concept of ‘mental capacity’. This is why risk assessments are put in place and The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) which is part of the mental capacity act 2005.
SHC 34 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. A definition of duty of care is a legal obligation imposed to an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. You need to make sure that all training is up to date in the work place, safeguarding and protecting the people you support, your residents, your self, your colleague, your employer and the public. Always acting in the best interests of individuals and others and maintaining information securely and properly.
There are several standards within the care sector that will influence the way that carer’s job roles are carried out. Here are the standards for Social Care Workers: 1. As a social care worker you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers including treating each person as an individual, respecting diversity and different cultures and supporting service user’s rights to make choices based on the services they have available. 2. As a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers which includes being honest and trustworthy, communicating in an appropriate and straightforward way, respecting confidential information, being reliable and dependant and adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers.
We are legally governed by the Human Rights Act to respect and protect an individual's rights first and foremost in everything that we do. It is a legal requirement of all health and social care staff to attend training enabling them to appropriately meet the needs of every individual in our care. Individuals have the right to receive the relevant support and treatment required for them to lead a comfortable life. A predominant focus of the training is the safety of the individual and how to maintain a safe, comfortable environment. Our policies and procedures within the work place protect the rights of individuals by making sure that we follow a person-centred approach and treat each case individually, but most importantly equally to any other case.