My role as a carer requires following the policies and procedures and code of practice. It makes me responsible for every task I undertake therefore I must be always sure that I’m trained enough and physically able to provide professional service to my service users. Those rules protect me and individuals using the care service. | Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care |
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. All service users should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care is to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after.
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
I am expected to follow the home's codes of practice and conduct and the CSSIW's care standards. My work role includes promoting the need to safeguard each resident and promote their rights, interests and well-being. Outcome 2 2.1. Reflective practice is important to help develop your own work skills and to ensure that codes of practice are being followed, this is done during supervisions and appraisals. 2.3.
It is important to follow the agreed ways of working so you are certain to be working under the legislations that apply to the role you are undertaking, these could include the data protection act 1998, care home regulations 2001, care quality commission regulations 2009, care standards act 2000, health and safety at work act 1974 and many more. Social care workers following guidance about the limits of their job role is also extremely important as you must stay within the boundaries of your job role
A list of the principles to be followed for safe moving and handling. Up to date training on manual handling must be carried out and a risk assessment must be carried out, recorded and followed to minimise the risk of injury to the individuals and the staff. This would provide information such as the number of people required to transfer a service user, mobility equipment needed ect. Care plans must be complete, up to date and read to understand the heath requirements of the individuals. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA) Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (MHOR) (as amended 2002)Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations are all legislations relevant to moving and handling and these must be followed.
It is also therefore necessary to regularly update my own knowledge and skills in order to provide apropriate care standards in accordance with codes of practice of care setting and services. This includes the use of any available resources such as, equipment; for example the use of hoists, for the movements of manual and people handling, ensuring training is up to date for example attending any relevant training courses, such as first aid training and health and safty. The importance of understanding values of adult social care, respecting the individual, preserving their dignity, the need to observe and to be observant, especially for confidentiality reasons. It is also our duty to report any concerns by completion of relevant forms, such as accident and/ or incident forms and the use of the 'whistleblowing' policy if necessary. Outcome 2, Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care.
UNIT 202 Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Outcome 1 Understand what is required for competence in own work role 1/ As a care worker it is my duties to ensure I promote a professional and well presented manner. It is my duty to ensure I have been given full training when regarding to medical or manual handling activities. It is my responsibility to ensure the safety and protection of the people I support. I must report any danger that I think can cause harm to myself or others, I have a responsibility to follow company procedures and policies always within my own role.
Principles for Implementing DUTY OF CARE 1. What is meant by the term “Duty of Care”? A duty of care is a legal requirement that all health and social care professionals, that are providing a health and care service, is that they must put the interest of the service users they help and support first and to do everything in their power to keep them safe from any harm. 2. Explain what it means to have a Duty of Care in your Own Work Role.
Unit 4223-307 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care Outcome 1 – Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role The term ‘Duty of Care’ is a moral and legal requirement of health and social organisations whether it is carers, health professionals, or anyone providing health care services towards the people they look after. This means that they must do their duty to keep individuals in their care free from harm, safe from harm, treat with dignity and respect, and to give those individuals choice. Duty of care can be undertaken with watchfulness, attention, caution that a reasonable person in the same circumstances they are in would do. This is underpins everything that you do in your role.