ASSISGNMENT 304 PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTATING DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLES SETTINGS. ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW. TASK A: SUPERVISION NOTES What is meant by the term “Duty of Care” Ai: Duty of Care means providing care and support for individual within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. How the duty of care affects the work of a Social Care Worker.
Keeping my knowledge and skills up to date. I protect confidential information except when safety or public interest conflicts it. I keep accurate records of what has happened in each client’s folder. I provide a service to a standard that I would like to receive. Every health worker has a duty of care not just to clients but to themselves and work colleagues.
Unit 4 My duty of care in my role as an Occupational Activities Assistant is to have a legal duty to take reasonable care so that others and myself are not harmed. My duty of care within the company must take into account residents, colleagues and myself. I have clear responsibilities to residents and I will be held professionally accountable for the service I deliver. The company provides all necessary training for me to gain the knowledge to do this. I will not be expected to go beyond the limits of my role but if it is found that I did not exercise a proper duty of care I could be disciplined or even have legal action taken against me.
Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time. Risk assessments are designed to ensure the Health and Safety of everyone. 2.1 Sometimes individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety. As a support worker you have a duty of care to that person and you must do all that you can to keep them safe but you also have a duty to respect the individual’s rights and choice, so you have a dilemma. It could be that an individual refuses their medication.
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
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.
1.2 . Describe different working relationships in health and social care settings Support worker and PWS families – In this relationship, Support Workers liaise with family to ensure that the individual is receiving optimal care and support. Support worker and Person We Support – In this relationship, we see the support worker providing support to the individual ensuring they meet goals and remain as independent and active as possible. Support Worker and Management – Management should support their support workers by given decision making advice, any issues should be addressed and if nothing happens, whistle blowing may be the only option. 2.1.
Duty of Care: Definition Duty of Care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interests of everyone to ensure that those receiving healthcare services receive safe and appropriate care and safe from danger and misuse. It is a code of practice that should be adhered to by healthcare professionals in everything they do to ensure they stay within the legal requirements for their role and to ensure that they are protected in the event of a claim of malpractice or negligence. It is also important that healthcare professionals act with independence as they are responsible for the wellbeing of those they care for. They must stay within their own professional competence and confidence levels and do all that they can to keep those receiving care from them safe from harm, as those they look after are often the more vulnerable members of society. The healthcare professional must always keep front of mind that with this kind of role comes a certain amount of responsibility.
Unit 13 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 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role Duty of care:- the legal obligation to act toward others with careful attention and resonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occuring. In my work role duty of care is one of the most vital parts of the role, ensuring safety to all out residents at all times, ensuring they are spoken to and listened to properly, with empathy and politeness. It means we carry out our daily tasks anticipaing residents needs and ensuring their wellbeing and safety are always at the highest priority. Yes we are leagally bound to follow ou duty of care but at the same time you cant be a health care assistand if you dont genuinley care about others, and communicating effectively with them and ensuring their safey and well being goes without saying. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Where anyone needs care and suppport it unfortunately leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and neglect, as health care assistants, as well a managers and company directors, it is our job to ensure that the vulnerabilities are not exploited.