Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. All service users should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care is to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after.
1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’ In law a duty of care is a legal obligation on an individual to ensure that they follow a standard of reasonable care that could harm others. In the workplace the employer owes a duty of care to all employees and this is enforced legally with the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 and other health and safety legislation. Duty of care in health and social care means the same but is more rigidly applied, you must do everything that you can to keep the people in your care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the health, safety and welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. It is a legal obligation which
Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role. | | | It means making sure that I provide a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to | | | take care of vulnerable clients and to make sure that their needs and welfare are being | | | looked after. I also make sure that service users are treated with care and respect, and | | | that they are protected from any harm or abuse that may happen, and that they are | | | given choices. It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. ← describe how the duty of care affects own work role As a care practitioner , you have a duty of care towards the people you provide care or support for in your work role. This means that you are expected to: >put the needs and interests of those you provide care for at the centre of your thinking and practice >ensure that what you choose to do -or choose not to do- does no harm to those you provide care for. Care practitioners are accountable to their employer and to the law for providing care an support that is safe and wich promotes the health and wellbeing of the
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.
Definition of Duty of Care Working in the Health and Social Care industry, there is a legal requirement to act in the Service User’s best interests and provide a duty of care towards the people who are being supported. Also, employer’s have a Duty of Care to their staff, ensuring that training needs are met. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe and suitable to deliver the service. Legally, employers must abide by relevant health & safety and employment law, as well as the common law duty of care. They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care settings 1.1 Define the term Duty of Care A duty of care means that all health and social care professionals and organisations providing health and care services, must act in the best interests of the people they 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 something you are not confident about. 1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.