Safeguarding is protection of vulnerable people from abuse and harm. As a Carer you have a duty of care to report any allegations and suspicions of abuse( whistle blowing policy), harm or any other dangers in your work setting. Following your policies also insures that your services users are not exploited or taken advantage of for example by a member of staff, e. g. Gifts policy, which lays down rules that members of staff are not to accept any kind of gifts from service users. Should you be aware of this policy being discarded by another member of staff it is my responsibility to report this as it is not only against the company's policy but could also result in confrontations with the individual's family
I am expected to ensure that all patients are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diagnosis, and always act in the best interests of the individual whilst allowing them to be as independent as possible. I assist with activities of daily living, giving them choices regarding their care, such as what food they would like to eat or what clothing they would like to wear. Observation skills are very important when taking care of vulnerable adults, such as listening, paying attention to detail, being vigilant and aware of surroundings. Looking for triggers in patients that may lead to aggressive or agitated behaviours. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Having a duty means that it is
1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided. Reflective practice should be important in just about anything the ward and I want to do well. It is the opportunity to look over what I have done, see what needs to be improved and what worked well. I can make a record of what went well (at least a mental one) and look for ways to improve the things that need to work better. It enables me to consider new approaches which could be applied and develop a greater self-awareness.
Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ 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. Although Health and Social Care Organisations have what is called ‘duty of care’ towards the people they look after, it is not only down to the care establishment to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services. It is also down to the care workers of the establishment. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service.
Our policies and procedures within the work place protect the rights of individuals by making sure that we follow a person-centred approach and treat each case individually, but most importantly equally to any other case. Agreed ways of working help to ensure that all staff work in a standardised way which should mean we automatically focus on the rights of every individual, rather than those of a select few. The risk assessments that we have in place govern the day to day procedures that we use in the work place. In end of life care, the time may come when it is no longer
Unit 1 – communication and supportive skills Communication is important in almost all fields. Communication helps you to understand what the other person is saying. It is also an important strategy in order to deliver what you or the other person is trying to say. The role of communication is to develop new skills and clearly understand the service user in order to give the best possible health care. As a health professional if you want to deliver good quality care you need to communicate effectively and it will also help you to learn the needs of your client this is important because so that the service user knows they are in good hands and it also gives them an idea on what is going to happen.
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 on something you are not confident about. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do; it is what underlies the code 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, you have to recognise that you are responsible for the welfare of a vulnerable person.
UNIT 4 VICTORIA WESSELS ID: 1094182 1.1 EXPLAIN WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE A DUTY OF CARE IN OWN WORK ROLE. Duty of care is a legal obligation to all health care providers to be constantly aware of the wellbeing of service users, colleagues and others and to take reasonable steps to ensure that no one comes to harm as a result of action or inaction. This applies to all people the carer comes into contact with, especially, children, young people and elderly service users because they may not be able to meet their own needs and cannot simply spot potential dangers. In my role as a care worker, I owe a duty of care to support and act in the best interest of service users, colleagues and even I, to ensure my work role is carried out safely and effectively taking into consideration the care home’s policies and procedures. It also my duty of care to provide high quality care to the best of my ability, if not, to inform my employer the reason why I am unable to do so and when acting on behalf of a service user, I am to seek he or her consent unless I have evidence to prove that he or she lacks the mental capacity to make that particular decision at the time it needs to be made.
The term “duty of care” in my mind best describes the way in which you treat the persons in your care. You should always be willing to be supportive to people in your care and enable them to live free from prejudice and keep them safe from abuse. It is your duty to do everything reasonable in your job role to make this happen. In essence, “duty of care” means you must provide care and support individuals within the law, including those defined in your employers’ policies, procedures and agreed ways of working. The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
Principles for implementing duty of Care Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Duty of care as a domiciliary care worker is to put each individuals needs first ensuring that their needs are met, ensuring no harm can come to them as a direct result of my actions acting within the level of my ability under the polices the government has in place. My employer also has a duty of care to me ensuring a safe working environment and that all equipment is maintained correctly. Duty of care safe guards individuals when they are at their lowest in their lives and can not do it for themselves where they are at a risk of injury to themselves abuse by others where it be by family friends anyone they come into contact with. We need to