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. Aiv: How the duty of care contributes to safeguarding individuals. In your role you have a duty of care to raising concerns you may have about any aspect of your work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practise by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is your duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.
Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
DUTY OF CARE 304 Ai WHAT IS MEANT BY THE TERM DUTY OF CARE Duty of care is a requirement that a person acts towards others and the public with the watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would. If a person's actions do not meet this standard of care, then acts are considered negligent and any damages resulting may be claimed in a lawsuit for damages. Aii HOW THE DUTY OF CARE AFFECTS THE WORK OF A SOCIAL CARE WORKER Duty of care makes us more aware, responsible and accountable for neglience when looking after somebody. Our observation and listening skills are very important. For example, If we notice a client has a sore spot at the base of the spine and we fail to report it or apply cream to it, in a very short space of time it could develop into a pressure sore which is neglient.
Unit 5: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understand the meaning of duty of care 1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’ To safeguard the health and wellbeing of ourselves and others. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own work role Duty of care affects my own role by making sure no harm becomes of anyone within my care, for example staff, service users and visitors. Protecting individuals of any harm physically, mentally and emotionally. 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights To respect and maintain a full understanding of an individuals choice, however a duty of care is also needed to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the individual from potential harm that may be result from their given choice. For example an individual may have dietary needs (Halal) due to cultural requirements but doesn't have the capacity to fully understand what the difference is from non-halal and halal.
I could lose my job and I could have legal action taken against me 1.2. How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Under the duty of care I am to report and concerns I have regarding potential abuse an individual may be subject to. In my role I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practice by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect.
Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights Me as a care assistant I have to do everything to keep my residents safe, I have duty of care to that people. Sometimes my residents they want to do something which can be dangerous for them. On the other hand, I have to respect their choices and rights. I have to explain nicely what the risk is and find the way to compromise. All of my action taken should be documented including any risk assessment carried out.
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.
Within this duty of care there also things like omissions or a failure to act that needs to be considered because if you fail to do something for a service user that is expected of you, then you have failed your duty of care and this can result in harm for the service user. Duty of care is based and judged on a reasonable standard. In other words what is reasonably accepted from a support worker which derives from the guidelines in my job role and specifications and as well as those set by the law which include the general social care council. In my roles as I am responsible for the care and support of the service users and I must ensure I am up to date with my knowledge and skills to make sure the quality of service I provided is of a high standard. Provide a service and support in a safe and protective manner.