Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after. Although Health and Social Care Organisations have what is called ‘duty of care’ towards the people they look after, it is not only down to the care establishment to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services. It is also down to the care workers of the establishment. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service.
Assignment 304 Task A Ai) What is meant by the term “duty of care” A duty of care is where the staff put the service user’s health and wellbeing first. It underlines the code of practice and should be built into your practice on a day to day level. Exercising duty of care is a legal requirement and would be tested in court in the event of negligence or malpractice. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker. Duty of care affects a social care worker by prompting the independence of the service user follow practice and procedures designed to keep you and others safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work.
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. Aiii The duty of care is a guideline that is held within the care setting to ensure the care staff are aware of their responsibilities and know what is expected of them whilst they are promoting the well being of the individuals being supported. These guidelines are in place to protect individuals within the care setting whether it is a person living within the care setting or the support staff working within the organisation. Aiv Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because it sets out the standards required to provide appropriate levels of care within the setting so that no harm comes to either the individual living within the setting or the staff supporting them e.g. complaints or accusations.
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.
Unit 511 Develop professional supervision practice in health and social care or children and young people’s settings (LM2c) M/602/3187 1 - Understand the purpose of professional supervision in health and social care or children and young people’s work setting:- 1.1 Analyse the principles, scope and purpose of professional supervision: As providers off care in the community we are required to undergo supervision and meet particular standards and requirements. Policies and Procedures are to be followed and we are all accountable for our work. Supervision is an ideal format to establish a person’s performance, reflect and monitor any issues or concerns. For example, Morrison (2005) suggests that there should be underpinning beliefs to Supervision, some of which are:- - Supervision is an important relationship between employer and employee. - Supervision is about reflection as well as action - Supervision must attend to both process and content - Good supervisors bring about change - Supervising is a complex and demanding task that requires training - Supervisors should be a role model for their staff.
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,
It is a legal obligation which sets a basic standard of care to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using their services. This does not just apply to the care establishment that is providing the services of care but also the individual care workers within the establishment. Finally the employer also has a duty of care to their staff. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role. Within my work role duty of care sets routine and requirements I have to adhere to in the process of giving my services to the service user.
1.2 - A relationship between a manager and a social care worker. A relationship between a social care worker and a service user. Outcome 2 2.1 - It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as this sets out boundaries in your job role, enables you to know your role and responsibilities. Knowing your own level of competence and skills, knowing your job description. 2.2 - By following our company’s policies and procedures based on sector standards and guidelines; following our individual’s care plans and reading the code of conduct it’s all about protecting the vulnerable.
What will the codes mean to me? As a social care worker I will have criteria to guide my practice and be clear about what standards of conduct I am are expected to meet. I am are encouraged to use the codes to examine my own practice and to look for areas in which I can improve. The Codes 1) As a social care worker, you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers. 1.1 Treating each person as an individual; 1.2 Respecting and, where appropriate, promoting the individual views and wishes of both service users and carers 1.3 Supporting service users’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive 1.4 Respecting and maintaining the dignity and privacy of service users 1.5 Promoting equal opportunities for service users and carers 1.6 Respecting diversity and different cultures and values.
Staffing The service provider must operate a recruitment and selection policy that aims to eliminate discrimination in recruitment processes. The Service Provider must deliver the service in accordance with relevant legislation and best practice pertinent to the client group. The Service Provider must employ adequate numbers of people of sufficient ability, skill, knowledge, training or experience so as to properly provide, and to supervise the proper provision of the support service for people with complex needs. Page 6 of 13 Management, accountancy and administrative support will be provided for the Service by the