Health and Social Care Level 3 Assignment 1

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Question 1a what it means to have a duty of care in one's own work role Each service user in our care is entitled to a life free from abuse and neglect. As a carer it is our duty of care to make sure we do everything reasonable within the definition of our job role to make this happen. We would provide support to the service users within the law and policies and procedures. We work hard to avoid any abuse, injury or neglect from happening. Daily tasks to complete to ensure a service users well being also include regular hand washing, making sure all staff are taught the correct way to wash hands thoroughly, carers always wear their PPE, to make sure all staff are trained in first aid and making sure the first aid box is always stocked up,staff are trained on the latest moving and positioning so they are always using equipment correctly, everything is kept clean and sterile to stop the spread of infection. Question 1b How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals In our job role we contribute to the safeguarding or protection of the service users by raising concerns about anything we deem unfit, from equipment that is past its service date to reporting a member of staff we are concerned may be involved in abuse or neglect against a service user. We also use risk assessments to reduce the hazards and to prevent accidents happening, risk assessments are to be done when ever something has changed in that setting, or a service users needs change, this protects the service user and carer. It is our duty of care to protect the service users from harm so if we were to have any concerns we must report them immediately , If we did not do this we ourselves would be considered negligent or incompetent Question 2a Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual's rights and the duty of care

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