Health and Social Care Level 3 - Duty of Care

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Unit 34 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. 1.1 - Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. For me to have duty of care in my workplace means that I am, along with my colleagues, are responsible and accountable for any omissions or actions we are involved in. All actions taken must always display that reasonable care has been taken and that those actions are justifiable. We have policies and procedures in place which must be followed by all members of staff. A code of practice is also in place which outlines guidance on ways in which to work and the behaviour required from staff whilst doing their job. Training is provided regularly to ensure all staff are fully competent and have the necessary skills to do their job competently and efficiently. 1.2 - Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Individuals who use a care service for any reason or a resident of a care home are more vulnerable and are potentially more at risk of receiving some type of abuse. Our duty of care is all part of the safeguarding process and this should be understood fully. Our care home has clear reporting procedures in place in which to report any suspected form of abuse, danger or harm or any abuse, harm or danger present. You would be expected to report anything immediately as this is all part of your duty of care, to protect an individual. Staff need to be fully aware of what signs to look for. There are agreed standards set out and all staff should be able to follow these to help prevent and protect. Training may also be supplied to help develop a more clearer and detailed understanding. 2.1 - Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. Individuals receiving care,
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