Bii Choose one of the situations and describe how best to manage the risks involved, explaining the reasons why this would be best practice. Biii Explain where a social care worker can find advice, support and information relating to conflicts and dilemmas in adult social care. Task C Guidance Notes Write a set of guidance notes for social care workers to help them deal with complaints. In the notes, you must: Ci Explain legal and organisational requirements for dealing with complaints. Cii Describe how best to respond to complaints from service users, other practitioners and the family of service
Having a code of practice is important in social care due to the fact within this sector you are working with people that are very vulnerable in society. They have a right to expect a certain standard of work, moral and ethical behaviour. In order to be employed in social care in the UK there is a requirement to be registered. This means having or working towards a certain minimum level of qualification and agreeing work within the code of practice that sets out the required behaviour.Standards that are applicable to my role as social care worker are the National minimum standards; this is used by the commission for social care inspection (CSCI) to inspect the quality of care in services.National Occupational Standards – UK Standards of performance where people are expected to achieve in their work, knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively. Competence,
Task A Supervision Notes As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm and abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you in this supervision session. In the notes, you must include an explanation of: Ai What is meant by the term “duty of care” It is a legal obligation to provide care and support to vulnerable adults. The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse.
Carry out relevant checks when they employ staff. Ensure that staff are registered with the relevant professional regulator or professional body where necessary and are allowed to work by that body. Refer staff who are thought to be no longer fit to work in health and adult social care, and meet the requirement for referral, to the appropriate bodies Outcome 13 - Staffing Regulation 22. In order to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of service users, the registered person must take appropriate steps to ensure that, at all times, there are sufficient numbers of suitably qualified, skilled and experienced persons employed for the purposes of carrying on the regulated activity. What should people who use services experience?
Held securely and remain confidential. It is the same for other records that are needed to protect the service users safety and wellbeing. * Freedom of Information Act 2000 – It provided pubic access to information held by pubil authorities. It does this in two ways: Public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities; and members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities. * The General Social Care Council (GSCC) ‘Codes of Practice’ – 1.2 Summarise the main points of legal requirements and codes of practice for handling information in health and social care.
Unit 4222-307 Handle information in health and social care setting also covering: Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care: Unit 307 Outcome 1 Understand the requirements for the handling of information in health and social care settings Identify and summaries the main points of the legislation and codes of practice that relate to the recording, storage and sharing of information in health and social care (Dip 1.1 and 1.2) Outcome 2 Be able to implement good practice in handling information Such information should be locked in file cabinets, or if in electronic form it should be only accessed by personal password, Also to access information depending of the level of confidentiality it should be done by senior staff on a need to know basis and leaving record that information was accessed by a log of accessibility, On care plans which are easily accessed by care staff for daily recordings and research, a signature of who is logging in information is needed. Outcome 3 Be able to support others to handle information 3.2 Describe how you support others to understand and contribute to records. Dip 3.2 ----------------------- The nature of the obligation to protect confidentiality can be expressed in terms of three core principles: • individuals have a fundamental right to the confidentiality and privacy of information related to their health and social care; • individuals have a right to control access to and disclosure of their own health and social care information by giving, withholding or withdrawing consent; • when considering whether to disclose confidential information,
CT308 Understand Health and Safety in Social Care settings Understand the different responsibilities relating to health and safety in social care settings Legislation that relates to health and safety in social care settings are generally covered by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This act is the ‘umbrella’ that has been updated and supplemented by all the regulations and guidelines which extend it, support it or explain it. The regulations most likely to affect my workplace are: Manual Handling Regulations 1992(amended 2002) - sets out requirements for manual handling and moving and handling of people. Control of Substances Hazardous to Health regulations 2002 (COSHH) - requires employers to control substances that could cause harm. Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (amended 2008) RIDDOR - sets out what needs to be reported.
3.1 National policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse are the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, No Secrets Act 2000, and the Care Standards Act 2000, the CQC, DBS checks, the NSPCC and the Children's Workforce Development Council. Additionally care providers will have a safeguarding policy, whistleblowing policy, complaints procedure, support plans, risk assessments, training for staff e.g. safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Manual Handling. 3.2 Medical professionals such as GP, A&E staff, nurses, doctors can examine, diagnose and treat, they can also record evidence; this can include photographic evidence of injuries. Expert witnesses, these could be specialists within a subject such as paediatrics, geriatrics, or mental health.
Cultural Immersion Project Part 2 Shanelle P Warren Liberty University Abstract In this paper, we will discovery several of real life situation that any therapist could find his or herself involved in. Understand the different ways to handle each situations. Working as a mental Health professional it is very important that we protect our patients. In order to protect them we have to understand what our state policy are regarding our patients confidentiality, privilege, reporting, and duty to warn. Make sure our patients are aware of the police before starting any therapy session.
Unit 6 Cultural Diversity in Health & Social Care Mental Health Act 1983 Legislation Legislation is as a law which must be abided. The piece of legislation I have chosen to talk about is The Mental Health Act 1983 and the Code of Practice for The Mental Health Act 1983. The Mental Health Act clearly sets out the ways in which a person who has a mental illness can be treated without their consent. It also sets out the safeguards that the person with the illness is entitled to. Civil partners are also amongst though’s people who can be selected as a relatives.