Health and Social Care

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L3 HSC Technical Certificate unit worksheet Unit 304 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings The numbers after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role (1.1.1) Duty of care is a legal obligation that requires those working in health or social care settings or with children and young people in a wide range of settings to ensure and maintain a reasonable standard of care for the person they care for. The concept of the duty of care involves keeping the individual safe in all circumstances, ensuring the individual is free harm and also to give the individuals freedom of choice. The duty of care provision ensures that bad practices are eliminated from our work, ensures safety and wellbeing. As workers in the health and social care industry, concept of the duty of care affects us in various ways some of which are listed below;- * We have to be accountable for your own actions whilst working on duty. It is important that you are honest at all times particularly if something happens * Person centred care must be implemented whenever possible and needed when supporting our clients – not doing so could be deemed as abuse. * To ensure that we perform task for which we have adequate training and qualified to do – we must not undertake duties that we are not trained for even if we are asked by someone to so .There is no support or back up for us if something goes wrong and may cause potential harm to others . * companies policies and procedures must be followed at all times in relation to the law and not comprising my job role * We must also use the available channel of reporting such as whistleblowing to reporting concerns when we witnessed bad practises and practises that do not
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