Elizabeth Khadaroo CT236 1. 1.1 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.
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children and young peoples settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role When at work you have a responsibility for the care and welfare of yourself and others, including the safety and well-being of yourself and others. This can include maintaining confidentiality by only sharing information with the appropriate people within the situation. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals When an individual who is unable to care for themselves is in your care you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone and anything that could cause them harm. The individuals best interest is always the priority to protect them from any form of harm. If any risks are noticed they must be reported to the manger straight away, this can include physical, emotional or sexual abuse, poor working practice by staff and misuse or using the wrong equipment.
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.
Unit CT235 1.1 Duty of care is to ensure the welfare and safety of service users and staff at all times and if this is compromised in any way it must be reported and dealt with in the correct manner. 1.2 I work safely and within the guidelines of the law and procedures of the care environment. I work within the health and safety and manual handling. I keep up to date with any training and if any environment or equipment I feel is unsafe or unsuitable to use I report this to my manager. 2.1 A service user may want to change a part of their daily routine or refuse to do some thing or want to do something we see unsafe for that individual but they also have a human right and a choice to do what they want so I would want to fill out a risk assessment and weigh out the pros and cons and risks that could possibly happen, if a certain task was too dangerous for the service user then I would have to explain this and suggest a possible alternative.
Record and Refer – record any evidence you have observed and been told aii Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If a social care worker has reported unsafe practices, and find that nothing has been done, then they must speak to their manager and ask why nothing has been corrected. If again, nothing has been done it is important for the care worker to seek the higher authorities such as regional managers and so on until they ensure the unsafe practice has been corrected. aiii Describe three factors that may make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others. 1.
Assignment task – SHC24 Introduction to Duty of Care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Link to learning outcome 1 1.1 Define the term “duty of care” Duty of care is central to all aspects of health and social care. It means you do your upmost to look after the service user to best of your ability and to fulfil their needs. We must make sure whatever we do or don’t do will not be of harm to the service user, to do only what we are capable of doing, and have the skills and competence to do so. That way nothing goes wrong and we don’t create any danger.
This action will put us both at risk we need to explain that we can not do it as if they were to fall then we would have to call ambulance to lift them up the safe way would be to carry on with the hoist the client still doesn’t like it so we explain that the team leader will come in to see them. We need to tell the manager so as not to put anyone at risk and document what has been asked of us. We must also ensure confidentiality at all times. We do not put ourselves at risk or the client and always ask for help if we feel that we can not handle the situation on our own. We are all accountable for our own actions and never be afraid to ask for help, extra training and support.
They also have to do everything in their power to keep people safe from harm and exploitation. As a care professional, you must ensure that you do not do something, or fail to do something, that causes harm to someone. You have a professional duty of care to act only within your own competence and not to take on something you are not confident about. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do; it is what underlies the code of practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level. Exercising your duty of care is also a legal requirement, you have to recognise that you are responsible for the welfare of a vulnerable person.
Safeguarding is protection of vulnerable people from abuse and harm. As a Carer you have a duty of care to report any allegations and suspicions of abuse( whistle blowing policy), harm or any other dangers in your work setting. Following your policies also insures that your services users are not exploited or taken advantage of for example by a member of staff, e. g. Gifts policy, which lays down rules that members of staff are not to accept any kind of gifts from service users. Should you be aware of this policy being discarded by another member of staff it is my responsibility to report this as it is not only against the company's policy but could also result in confrontations with the individual's family
1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practise. 1.1 Explain what is means to have a duty of care in own work role, Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies and procedures, and agreed way of working with your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.