Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. ← describe how the duty of care affects own work role As a care practitioner , you have a duty of care towards the people you provide care or support for in your work role. This means that you are expected to: >put the needs and interests of those you provide care for at the centre of your thinking and practice >ensure that what you choose to do -or choose not to do- does no harm to those you provide care for. Care practitioners are accountable to their employer and to the law for providing care an support that is safe and wich promotes the health and wellbeing of the
Question 1:What is meant by the term ‘duty of care’? How does it contribute to the safeguarding and protection of your service users? | | | | | | Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also | | | within the policies, procedure and agreed ways of working of my employer. It | | | contributes to the safeguarding and protection of service users as it is my duty of care | | | to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work such as poor working | | | conditions and poor practice by staff, and to safeguard individuals from harm such as | | | abuse. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role.
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.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.
| 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.
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. ( ACAS Definition- Duty of Care from an employer’s perspective) In my role, I act with a duty of care to the service user, ensuring that provision of care and support is conducted in a way that ensures safety 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. How this affects your work role? The duty of care I have in my job is to keep myself safe and my service user safe.
The term ‘duty of care’. It is an obligation of everyone working in the social care sector to have a duty of care. When working with vulnerable individuals it means to act in a way that ensures they do not come to harm, as a result of the care I give or not give or what I failed to do. I am expected to act in a way that puts the clients first; their needs and their safety are of paramount importance. By following the codes of practice for social care workers and the company policy, the care worker should act in a way that promotes their independence but at the same time keeps them safe.
1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not. Being accountable for your own decisions and actions, following standard procedures in all aspects of work including use of resources and equipment. 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the Duty of Care and an individual’s rights. You have a duty of care for the people you support, but they also have the right to make their own decisions about actions they want to take. Sometimes there can be conflict between a person’s rights and your duty of care.
It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm. All employees should report any concerns of abuse they have. These might include evidence or suspicions of bad practice by colleagues and managers, or abuse by another individual, another worker or an individual’s family or friends. If you do not work in this way, you could be considered negligent or incompetent. If you are in any doubt at any time, you must discuss any issues you have with your supervisor / manager.