Duty of Care Nvq Level 3

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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. Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to keep to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing acts of duty that could possibly harm others. Having a duty of care towards the people you work with is not just unique to social care; all professions who work with people have a duty of care. These people can be nurses, doctors, teachers, midwives, foster carers, and many more. Thinking about the duty of care that you owe to people is helpful when you are planning your work. It makes you consider whether what you was planning to do is the best interests of the person you are working with. This is not only about physical risks; you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect. Also by following your organisational policies, and the GSCC codes of practice you are complying with your responsibilities of ‘duty of care’ The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) Employer Duty of Care under HASAWA Aii: How does the duty of care affect the work of a Social Worker. As a social care worker , you have a duty of care to the individuals you provide care for or support in your job role. This means you are expected to put the needs and
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