1.1 Duty of care 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. 1.2 The duty of care affects own work role by making sure you keep yourself safe and your service user safe. It means being updated on any new training, following all and any security procedures in order to keep things safe.
Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights Me as a care assistant I have to do everything to keep my residents safe, I have duty of care to that people. Sometimes my residents they want to do something which can be dangerous for them. On the other hand, I have to respect their choices and rights. I have to explain nicely what the risk is and find the way to compromise. All of my action taken should be documented including any risk assessment carried out.
Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings (SHC 21) Outcome 1 Understand why communication is important in the work setting 1.1 Identify different reasons why people communicate People communicate for different reasons, emotions, feelings, pain and opinions, etc. Communication may be personal or professional. It is important in social work that information is logged, as it may be called upon in the future for legal reasons. All communication must be confidential. Communication between work colleagues is essential so the continuity of care for the client and staff are aware of needs and any changes of the client.
These are in place not only to protect and guide individuals, but also their families, friends, their property, work colleagues, your employer and yourself. Working in care you are accountable for your own work and to take responsibility for maintaining & improving your knowledge skills. Keep accurate and up to date records and protect confidential information. Safeguarding individuals from harm or being treated unfairly. Understand that people have the right to make choices, help them to remain independent, fulfilling their
Included in the policies and proceedures the organsiation needs to be aware of dangers, carrying out risk assessment, respecting the individuals right to make risky choices ( after you have done all that is possible to dissuade them), take actions to keep individuals safe and log and report any dangers or problems. Aiv HOW THE DUTY OF CARE CONTRIBUTES TO SAFEGAURDING OF INDIVIDUALS By understanding the duty of care reporting any suspicions you may have about abuse or neglect of any person you are providing care for. By understanding that your responsibilities contribute to the protection of people, by acting responsibly and in a timely manner to ensure people are safeguarded. If you have
Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place. 1.2 Explain how duty if care contributes to the safe guarding or protection of individuals Duty of care safeguards individuals by having risk assessments and precautions in place to avoid accidents or the spreading of infections. Duty of care means that the correct procedures if you have any concerns for an individual's well being must be followed. Following the Codes of Practice, means that a carers practice will be safer as they will have to take time to consider if the practice is in the best interest of the person you are supporting Safeguarding in a pro active practice which is primarily about preventing harm to a vulnerable adult or child. The concept of safeguarding, whether it is children or vulnerable adults, is broader than protection.
Ugur Basu Unit: CT 236 Principals for implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what it 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, procedures and agreed ways of working with my 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. In my role I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work.
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.
Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time. Risk assessments are designed to ensure the Health and Safety of everyone. 2.1 Sometimes individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety. As a support worker you have a duty of care to that person and you must do all that you can to keep them safe but you also have a duty to respect the individual’s rights and choice, so you have a dilemma. It could be that an individual refuses their medication.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.