When social care workers are aware of their own duty of care and follow the code of practices this enables them to work under clear guidelines ensuring a safer work environment and that all acts are done with the individuals best interests. Safeguarding is not just about keeping individuals safe in the care setting, but making sure they are safe from illness, abuse or injury. Everyone working
Assignment # 304 Task A - Supervision Session Notes Ai. Duty of Care is the term given to define our action as carers, in its basic form it regulates the way in which we deliver the support required to our service users. We as carers have a duty to care for the service users, by delivering our services to the best of our abilities, which allows their dignity and well-being to be paramount. Our employer also has a duty of care to us and other staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver a service to the service users. Aii.
| Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes 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 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. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
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.
* Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. (Aii) How does the duty of care affect the work of a social care worker? As a care worker we owe a duty of care to the people we support, our colleagues, our employer, ourselves and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care. * Our duty of care means that we must aim to provide high quality care to the best of our ability and speak out if there are any reasons why we may be unable to do so.
I have a LEGAL Obligation to adhere to as set out as a standard of reasonable care. This is set out in the General Social Care Council Code Of Practice; The General Social Care Council expects social care workers to meet this code and may take action if registered workers fail to so; • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and careers; • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service user and cares; • Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from dangers; • Respect the rights of services user while seeking to ensure that their behavior does not harm themselves or other people; • Uphold public trust. And confidence in social care; and • Be accountable of the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining their knowledge and skills. 1.2 - When Having Duty of Care as a Social Care Worker, we must promote the independence of Service users while protecting them as far as possible from dangers or harm; This Includes; • Promoting the independence of service users and assisting them to understand and exercise their rights; • Using established processes and procedure to
All actions must be recorded and where necessary give the reasons for such actions. Your employer also has a duty of care to you, the employee. They must provide you with a clear job role and ensure a safe working environment. Your employer must protect you from abuse (bullying/harassment) from other employees as well as individuals using the care setting. They must ensure that you are not forced to work excessive hours and that you are given adequate time for breaks and an appropriate area for such
Unit 5 Health and social care organizations 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 prioritize the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My 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 affects your own work role because it means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
Describe how the duty of care affects own work. Answer: people have a right to expert that when professional is providing support, they will be kept safe and not are neglected or exposed to any unnecessary RISK. Thinking about the duty of care that you ‘OWE’ to people is helpful when planning you work. It makes you consider whether what you were planning to do is in the best interest of the person you consider the physical risks involved bit allows you to see if you treating them with dignity and respect. As a health care professional if you think of it as ‘owing a duty of
a social worker will understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures, as will the employer or manager within a social care setting. as a manger it is your responsibility to provide a safe place of work and safe environment for residents to be cared for, care assistants are also responsible to provide a safe environment focussing more on routine and removing factors that may be of risk to the individual for example scissors. Overall health care professionals have a duty of care and a responsibility to protect those in their care. 1.4 - When