Diploma Level 3 in Health and Social Care Assingment 304 Task a

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Assignment 304 Task A Ai) ‘Duty of care’ is a legal term referring to the responsibility of all adults to be aware of the wellbeing of others and to take reasonable action to ensure nobody comes to harm as a result of action or action not taken. Aii) 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. Your duty of care affects the way you; * Exercise authority * Manage risk and work in a safe way * Safeguard interests of individuals * Monitor own behaviour and conduct * Maintain confidentiality * Store personal information correctly * Report any concerns or allegations * Maintain professional boundaries * Make professional judgements * Maintain high standards of conduct outside the professional role * To uphold a service that upholds the law and underlying principles of care Aiv) Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because as a social care worker you are responsible to; * Recognise physical, emotional and psychological needs of individuals by understanding what is required for health and well being, to observe and record ‘indicators’ of differences and changes and to show empathy and support. * Anticipate danger and manage risks by carrying out assessments, avoiding hazards and carrying out health and safety checks * Intervene and support in the event of illness and injury by carrying out first aid, seek help or advice, communicate with health professionals and
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