TASK B GUIDELINES Bi: Explain how to maintain records so that they are up to date, complete, accurate and legible. To facilitate good record keeping it is essential that good daily notes are kept. This will include things such as; any achievements, any appointments, health changes, behavioural changes, requests from individuals, complaints and any other significant events. Any significant event should be written down immediately or at earliest opportunity. You should not end your shift before you have completed all necessary paperwork.
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.
3. When restrictive interventions have been used an incident reports must be completed as soon as possible. The site manager would also need to be informed and follow incident protocols as per an individual’s support plan. Regularly checking for injuries should be carried out for 48 hours after, which includes checking movement as well as surface injuries. Also during interventions, use BBANC which is used as a basis for checking where injuries might be obtained.
Andrea Jenkins 18/02/2015 PWCS 36 UNDERSTAND PERSON-CENTRED APPROACHES IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS Person centred care is about putting the client at the heart of all decisions about planning their care needs. Working in a partnership with them in developing and assessing their needs to suit their health care thats needed, their wishes and choices and dignity respected. Also in promoting their independance and giving them their choices and control in their lives and working with them as a team alongside other care proffessionals and family members but respecting their privacy at all times. Person-centred values must influence all aspects of social care work to provide a supporting role in an individuals life. To ensure they
Assignment 307 Task B Guidelines: GUIDELINES FOR BEST PRACTICE IN HANDLING INFORMATION. Recording information about clients in our care is an important part of our role. It’s essential that social care workers implement good practice when writing and handling records. The following are a set of guidelines to remind us how to handle information. First ensure that you know the policy of your work-place towards the writing and handling of records.
This is something we should be aware of and be vigilant. Report to the appropriate authorities if you hear or see anything that cause you concern. Every staff member has a professional and moral duty to report any witnessed or suspected abuse to their line manager. This information should be referred to Social Services and every reported case must be assessed as a matter of urgency to determine an appropriate course of action. This assessment will take place, either during telephoned consultations with other professionals or during a formal planning meeting.
Assignment 307 Understand how to handle information in social care settings Task A Short answer questions Ai Identify four key pieces of Legislation and Codes of Practice relating to handling information in social care settings. • Data Protection Act 1998 • Health and Social Care Act 2000 • Employees Policies and Procedures • Freedom of Information Act 2000 Aii Explain how legal requirements and codes of practice affect the day to day work of a social care worker in relation to handling information. Confidentiality, by not passing on information to anyone who isn’t involved in the individuals care, you must make sure you have the individuals consent. Protecting personal daily records, making sure that you keep them in a secure place as required by law. Aiii Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely.
Summarise the main points of legal requirement and codes of practise for handling information in health and social care The Human Rights Act 2000 Article 8: the right to respect for private and family life; Everybody has the right to have respect for their private and family life. The right to a private life includes the right for all of our personal information, medical notes, photographs and anything else personal to ourselves keep safe and protected by confidentiality. Only in certain circumstances can private information be let out and that is if someone or the public is in danger. Data Protection Act 1998 This act is in place to protect the rights of individual’s information and how it is processed, disclosed and destroyed. It applies to information that is held in letters/writing or on computerised records these include things such as x-rays, photographs, CCTV images telephone calls etc.
These stages must be followed in the proper order for the policy to be completed properly and successful. The stages have a direct impact on one another and are typically referred to as a cycle. When the policy is being evaluated, it may reveal issues within the policy that need to be addressed. Each of these stages will need to be repeated and reviewed. This will ensure that errors and mistakes are reduced or eliminated when implementing policy.
Unit 202 1.1 There are a number of standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out. • Codes of Practice: a list of standards that are expected to be followed in a social care setting to ensure that the way you work supports the rights of the service user. • National Minimum Standards: These are used by CSCI (the commission for social care inspectors) to check up on the quality of care services. • National Occupational Standards: The UK standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work place. Also the knowledge and skills necessary to complete their job effectively.