Task A Supervision Notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm and abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you in this supervision session. In the notes, you must include an explanation of: Ai What is meant by the term “duty of care” It is a legal obligation to provide care and support to vulnerable adults. The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse.
Explain how person-centred values should influence all aspects of social care work (1.1.3) It is important that the rights of the individual are respected so that they are at the centre of their own care, this means that the carer must focus on what the individual wants and how they want it. 4. Explain how finding out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual contributes to their care plan (2.2.1) Finding this information out ensures you give the individual the care they need designed specifically for them, and not just a general care plan. This allows the individual to lead their life the way they would whilst still receiving the care they need, for example, if a person has religious beliefs, having this in their care plan informs the carer and allows them to continue to follow their religion. 5.
Identify standards that influence the way the role is carried out. I need to adhere to the GSCC codes of practice for social care worker and do the following • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers • Promote the independence of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm • Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people • Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills 3. Describe ways to ensure that personal attitudes or beliefs do not obstruct the quality of work. I am responsible of delivering an equal, non discriminatory service to all of my service users. My personal beliefs never affect my work and I have to value each individual’s personal choices regarding their own life.
You will find out about these by reading individuals’ care and support plans as well as communicating with them when you are together. It is important that you follow care and support plans and understand and respect what the individuals you work with say they need. Skills for Care provide a Code of Practice setting out your responsibilities. These are some of the responsibilities you will have to individuals you support: Protect their rights and promote their interests Establish and maintain their trust and confidence Promote their independence and protect them as far as possible from danger or harm Respect their rights and ensure their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people In your role, you will also be expected to: Uphold public trust and confidence Be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills Your employer may have a set of values for the service you will be providing.
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.
CT307 1.1, Describe person centred approaches? Person-centred approaches are a core element of all good practice Work with the person and those important to them to create their own person centred plan. This tells us how they want to be supported, what the person wants to do and what they want to achieve, to enable the person to live the life that you want. Provide support in the way that the person wants and values, when they want it. 1.2,Explain why person-centred values must influence aspects of social care work?
This includes their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement in order that we can promote and provide person centred care and support to the individual. This is a lawful requirement under the Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social care Act 2012, and Codes of practice for Social Care Workers. Person centre values are a holistic approach and should involve not only the physical needs of the individual but the spiritual, emotional and social needs as well. Also finding out any goals and expectations of the individual. These values should underpin all work in the health and social care sector when they are followed as they should be then all individuals should be able to feel that, and health and social workers should ensure that: all individuals are treated with dignity and respect the individual is supported in accessing their rights the individual is treated as an individual the individual is supported to exercise choice ensure that the individual has privacy when they want it support the individual to be as independent as possible Person centred values provide a foundation on which we can base and build our practice.
These standards are guidelines, policies and procedures that we are expected to follow, that identify the quality of care we are expected to achieve and deliver. By understanding these standards, a social care worker can reflect on their practice and identify areas for
Principals of Professional Helping Diversity is a part of the profession when looking into helping the client. As a social worker, they must be able to help every individual and the environment they come from, whether it is of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, and even sexual orientation. Applying the principals of what is learned, will help make every case possible, and treated differently. Since every individual is diverse in their own way, even from parent to child; this profession must be able to grasp an understanding for everyone, and work with them in a manner that will benefit them, specifically. In doing this, social workers will be able to treat each client with dignity, allowing for the client to be the expert of their own life (Sheafor, B. W., 2012, p. 48-57).
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.