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.
There are several standards within the care sector that will influence the way that carer’s job roles are carried out. Here are the standards for Social Care Workers: 1. As a social care worker you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers including treating each person as an individual, respecting diversity and different cultures and supporting service user’s rights to make choices based on the services they have available. 2. As a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers which includes being honest and trustworthy, communicating in an appropriate and straightforward way, respecting confidential information, being reliable and dependant and adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers.
1 A duty of care in one owns role is very important; it underlies the Codes of Practice for any social care role. It is also a legal requirement and if there is an event of negligence or malpractice, you could be tested in court. Duty of care is the requirement to put the interests of the people who use your services first. Services users should feel safe and protected from unnecessary risk. If you chose a profession in social care you owe the people you support that right.
We are legally governed by the Human Rights Act to respect and protect an individual's rights first and foremost in everything that we do. It is a legal requirement of all health and social care staff to attend training enabling them to appropriately meet the needs of every individual in our care. Individuals have the right to receive the relevant support and treatment required for them to lead a comfortable life. A predominant focus of the training is the safety of the individual and how to maintain a safe, comfortable environment. 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.
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
As a carer we need to put the needs and interests of our residents at the centre of our practice and thinking. We need to meet their needs and assure they are not put in danger by using unsafe practice. Aiii. Within the organisation Duty of Care involves the resident(providing care, protect from harm, maintain rights, promote their interests), the residents family/friends and the organisation itself, including our work colleagues. We need to work safely, uphold the law, report concerns & allegations, maintain professional boundaries and maintain confidentiality.
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.
Assignment 304 Ai The term “duty of care” is used in the care setting to refer to the working practice of the support staff. This means that they must do what they can to keep the individuals they are supporting safe and well whilst ensuring the care given is person centred care, promoting independence and maintaining their dignity at all times. This should be achieved to the highest level to prevent any form of abuse coming to the individual being supported. Aii The duty of care affects the work of social care worker because it is a set of guidelines which outline what there job role is and how they can best support the individuals within the care setting to the highest level to prevent them coming to any harm. This could be from themselves or others so all tasks needs to be assessed prior to undertaking them to ensure the risks are reduced to the minimum level and that they receive the appropriate level of support.
Duty of care affects a social care worker by prompting the independence of the service user follow practice and procedures designed to keep you and others safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work. Complying with employer’s health and safety polices help service users and carers to make complaints. Aiii) what having duty a duty of care means for a care giving organisation. To help service users remember that we are not here to stop them from doing what they want to do it is about making sure service users have information about risk assess risks. If service users are happy we will get more referrals and good reports from CQC.
Task1 Duty of care means that you must do everything that you can to keep the people who you care for safe from harm.It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise safety, welfafre and the intrests of the people using its services but also the care workers of the establishment. Also your employer has a duty of care to their staff to ensure that their working conditions are safe ans suitable. The duty of care affects my own work role as i am a support worker so i have to ensure i carry out a duty of care to all the clients i work with for example if one of the clients had 3 seizures in a row lasting over 3mins and i didnt ring an ambulance because another tennent ( their partner) told me they would be fine and not to, i would be breaching my duty of care becaus esomething could be seriously wrong with that tenannt and i would putting them in danger. The dilemmas that may arrise between the duty of care and the individuals rights for example could be, two of the tennants are in a relationship. But one of the tennants keep making accusations of their partner inapproperiately touching them then retracting what they saying and saying they lied.