The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse. This can be achieved by following and adhering to the following: * Work within the definition of your job role. * Keep accurate records and documentation as necessary. * Agreed ways of working of your employer which includes: - Policies and Procedures of your organisation, which are essential pieces of information that will enable the social care worker to work professionally and safely. .
SUPERVISION NOTES A i 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 have the same Duty of Care. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 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.
This is done by following policy and procedures, Being able to recognise dangers and risk withing the work setting. Attending training sessions when available. Duty of care affects social care workers by ensuring that every care setting is safe for the individuals using the setting and the staff working there. What having a duty of care means for a caregiving organisation? Having a duty of care in caregiving means the setting is a safe environment for both individuals and staff members.
* 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; and * Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills. All organisations have a code of practice; they are viewed as intrinsically linked to organisational performance as they lay the foundations of staff behaviour, performance and conduct. Arguably the stakes are higher when an organisation concentrates solely on people; therefore one could argue that the code of practice of such an organisation would certainly need to be more robust, benevolent and egalitarian than the ordinary codes. This is the state of affairs we find here with the GSCC who within their six codes seem to concentrate on promoting the rights, interest and independence of the service user.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
When social care workers are aware of their own duty of care and follow the code of practices this enables them to work under clear guidelines ensuring a safer work environment and that all acts are done with the individuals best interests. Safeguarding is not just about keeping individuals safe in the care setting, but making sure they are safe from illness, abuse or injury. Everyone working
It is important we work in this way in order to promote individuality, this allow individuals to make informed decisions and choices, as well as understand the consequences as well as possible risks of such decisions and choice that may well relate to their own health and wellbeing. We must do this within the appreciation of rights within the care value base. We can uphold this by empowering individuals to maintain their own independence. Each individual should have the right to privacy which encourages that person to maintain dignity and self-respect. Whilst respecting the individuals diversity cultures and values.
In health and social care settings it usually means that the individual gives consent to take part in an activity or to accept some kind of care or treatment. It is important to remember that: •It is a legal requirement that consent is established before any intervention or care-giving activity takes place •Establishing consent is one way care workers can demonstrate they respect the individual and the individual’s personal dignity •The process of establishing consent is instrumental to developing trust between care worker and the individual
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.
Service workers should protect service users and make them comfortable, so they can feel that they can trust professionals. Service users should be safeguarded from danger and harm, and be supported in the way that protects them. Respect- It is Important for service workers to treat service users with respect and dignity in order to have positive relationships with them. Service workers should be polite and treat service users with manners and make them feel good about themselves. Every individual service user should be treated with the same level of respect.