Ct296 Essay

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There are several standards within the care sector that will influence the way that carer’s job roles are carried out. Here are the standards for Social Care Workers: 1. As a social care worker you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers including treating each person as an individual, respecting diversity and different cultures and supporting service user’s rights to make choices based on the services they have available. 2. As a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers which includes being honest and trustworthy, communicating in an appropriate and straightforward way, respecting confidential information, being reliable and dependant and adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers. 3. As a social care worker, you must promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. You can follow this by following practice and procedures designed to keep you and other people safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work, promoting independence of service users and assisting them to understand and exercise their rights. 4. As a social worker, you must respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people by recognising that service users have the right to take risks and helping them to identify and manage potential and actual risks to themselves and others, following risk assessment policies and procedures to assess whether the behaviour of service users presents a risk of harm to themselves or others and taking necessary steps to minimise the risk of service users from doing actual or potential harm to themselves or other people. 5. As a social care worker, you
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