What having a duty of care means for a Care Giving Organisation. Aiii: Trained to their Organisations Standards. Ensuring employee’s understand CQC and the definition Duty of Care. Legally, employers must abide by relevant health and safety and employment law, as well as the common law duty of care. 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.
Title: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings LEVEL 2 UNIT 24 1. Understand the implications of duty of care 2.1. Define the term ‘duty of care’. Duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. It is the first element that must be established to proceed with an action in negligence.
Unit 1 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice (a) What it means to have a duty of care in one’s own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation to all Health and Social carers and professionals who have to act in the best interests of individuals and others, also not to act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. This duty of care can be a general implied minimum standard of care or can be outlined in different codes of practice or guidelines in various legislation. This duty of care can also be more specific and defined in specific legislation for example Equality Act 2010 or the COSHH regulations 2002. Carers and employers have to ensure that this duty of care is practiced and achieved. Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice.
Introduction to Duty of Care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understanding the meaning of Duty of Care 1.1 Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ Duty of Care is where health and social organisations have a duty to look after people meaning they must do everything they can do to keep the people in their care safe from harm. Not only do the care workers of a company have to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services but also the company itself. An employer also has a duty of care for staff members to make sure where employees work is in safe conditions and suitable for them to deliver the service. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own role at work The Duty of care I have in my work role is to keep myself safe and my service user safe. To do this I should keep my training up to date, follow all policies and procedures set by employer in order to keep things safe.
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understand the implications of 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. I have a duty of care to myself, my colleagues and the person I am caring for or anyone else affected by my actions.
Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children or young people’s settings 1.1 To have a duty of care means to be accountable for clients in our care by e.g. exercising authority, managing risks, working safely, safeguarding clients and others monitoring own behaviour and conduct, maintaining confidentiality, storing personal information appropriately, reporting concerns and allegations, making professional judgements, maintaining professional boundaries, avoiding favouritism and maintaining high standards of conduct outside the professional role. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of the individual clients by having a number of policies and procedures to follow ensuring that a clients health and safety is paramount. This is done by daily checks, risk assessments, fire drills so clients are aware of where to go and what do to. Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time.
Unit 13 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, social care or Children's and Young People's Settings 1) Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role Duty of care:- the legal obligation to act toward others with careful attention and resonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occuring. In my work role duty of care is one of the most vital parts of the role, ensuring safety to all out residents at all times, ensuring they are spoken to and listened to properly, with empathy and politeness. It means we carry out our daily tasks anticipaing residents needs and ensuring their wellbeing and safety are always at the highest priority. Yes we are leagally bound to follow ou duty of care but at the same time you cant be a health care assistand if you dont genuinley care about others, and communicating effectively with them and ensuring their safey and well being goes without saying. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Where anyone needs care and suppport it unfortunately leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and neglect, as health care assistants, as well a managers and company directors, it is our job to ensure that the vulnerabilities are not exploited.
The healthcare professional must always keep front of mind that with this kind of role comes a certain amount of responsibility. 3. Duty of care in the workplace and how it affects my role In the workplace being conscious of the duty of care and ensuring that it is front of mind in every aspect of the job is very important. It is a way of working and an integral part of every aspect of the healthcare provision i provide. Those individuals under my care can, and should, expect that I will carry out my work in a professional and supportive way ensuring that they are not exposed to harm or any unnecessary or preventable risks.