Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
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.
It has an influence on social care work, because we need to make sure that we are communicating well, and listening to the individual's wishes and preferences, and we need to remember not to dothings without discussing it with service user. Rights Every service user has rights and these must be respected. However, it need to be understood that rights and responsibilities have to be balanced. Some tensions between what the service user perceives as their right and what we can offer as a part of the service might be encountered. Examples of rights: dignity,privacy, choice of diet, choice of dress, the chance to say own opinion, etc.
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 or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes 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 that 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 interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
* We would report and remove a potential hazard. * We would report any concerns of abuse or neglect (Aiii) What does it mean for a care giving organisation? Providers of care workers have a duty of care toward their employees as well as those that use their services. To accomplish this we must * Keep our knowledge and skills up to date, by offering suitable training. * provide a service of no less quality than that to be expected, based on the skills, responsibilities and
Person centred care means planning the care and support around the individual with them in control of the planning and delivery of the service provided. The holistic approach is important because it is essential to recognise that all parts and areas of an individual’s life will impact on their care needs. Person Centred Planning is a way of helping people to think
a social worker will understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures, as will the employer or manager within a social care setting. as a manger it is your responsibility to provide a safe place of work and safe environment for residents to be cared for, care assistants are also responsible to provide a safe environment focussing more on routine and removing factors that may be of risk to the individual for example scissors. Overall health care professionals have a duty of care and a responsibility to protect those in their care. 1.4 - When
Communication between colleagues is essential, so that it ensures a continuity of care for the client, and all staff are aware of the current needs of the client. Communication is vital to make a persons quality of life better 1.2: Effective communication is the foundation if everything you do in your work and affects every aspect of your work and who you work with, The resident is the most important but liaison with the family and friends is crucial for personal information including colleagues. Communication is different depending on the person and the reason : ie a GP for medical reasons, a funeral director for there last wishes, a social worker to determine there needs. It is a two way process and the type of communication will vary depending on who you are communicating with and their age. The communication can be either verbal or non verbal.
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.