Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
Duty of care is not only about physical risks, you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect. As a care worker you must promote the independence of of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. This includes: * Promoting the independence of service users and help them to understand their rights. * Following practice and procedures designed to keep you and other people safe. * Informing your employer where the practice of colleagues maybe unsafe.
Task A Ai: 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 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 the interests of the people using its service but also the care workers who work in the establishment have the same duty of care as well. Also the employer has a duty of care for the staff members to ensure that the working conditions are safe and suitable to deliver the service to the individuals.
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.
1.1 - Duty of care is a legal obligation for each individual in the health and social care setting that requires them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care. Ensuring they don’t put their service users or themselves in any danger. In the workplace there are policies and procedures, agreed standards, codes of practice and other legislation a care worker should follow. In a care workers job role you would be responsible for making sure the service users’ needs are met to the best of your ability making sure the service user does not come to any harm and also making sure they are involved in their care plan. Promoting services user’s choice and rights to the best of your ability.
They also have to do everything in their power to keep the service users safe from harm. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do, it is what underlies the codes of practice and it should be built into your practice on a day to day level, exercising your duty of care is also a legal requirement and what would be tested in court in the event of a case of negligence or malpractice. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker. Service users have a right to expect that when a professional is providing support they will be kept safe and not to be neglected or exposed to any unnecessary risk. The expression is that we ‘owe’ a duty of care to the service users we work with.
All individuals have the right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. In my role I have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of those in my care. By doing risk assessments and taking necessary precautions to avoid accidents or the spread of infection I am carrying out a duty of care in my work role and therefore contributing to the safeguarding of the individual. Outcome 2 Sometimes in my work role a potential conflict or dilemma may arise between my duty of care and the individual’s rights. An example of this may be that the individual may have a disability that restricts them from using resources within the setting, in which case the setting would need to be adapted as their individual rights are not being met.
Unit CT236 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: This means that you are responsible for the care and welfare of yourself and others while at work. It also means that you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; When caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone or anything that could cause them harm. Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical.
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 setting 1.1- define the term duty of care the duty of care is a moral and legal obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of the people you are being employed to look after, in my job this in means I must act in the best interests of individuals not act in anyway that will cause harm work within my limits and only complete tasks that I am confident and trained to do 1.2-describe how the duty of care affects own work role the duty of care protects and makes sure that everybody is safe, which means all staff members should be up to date on all policies and procedures and both the employees and employers should take action to ensure everyone has the correct training. 2.1- describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights with certain individuals the duty of care may restrict them on doing things they have the right to do, things that in some instances will help them to become more independent, for example if a resident has the capacity and physical ability to cook a meal but has never done so, there is risk of them burning themselves but why should they not be allowed? This is when the correct safety precautions and risk assessments should take place. 2.2- explain where to get additional support and advice about how to resolve such dilemmas the following people may provide help with such problems but proper precautions must be taken to ensure safety The person’s family and friends colleagues GP Care professionals Advocates Union official Regulators 3.1 describe how to respond to complaints 3.2 identify main points of agreed procedures for handling complaints in my place of work we use the NHS easy read complaints procedure that is available to all residents in the home and has been made very simple so that anyone that is unhappy is