Aiii) What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff. This is because all codes of practice are carried out and makes the home a safer environment, e.g. equipment is regularly checked, chemicals are stored correctly and staff trained regularly. Aiv) How the duty of care contributes to safeguarding individuals In my role I have a duty of
They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. To implement agreed ways of working you follow the Policies and Procedures and the service users care plan, where the management of the individual's daily care needs are agreed and documented. It is extremely important to have up to date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law. Our company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable. You have a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role.
And also within the policies, procedures and agreed working ways of your manager. It’s all about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their family, friends and their property. A duty of care also includes respecting the persons wishes and protecting and respecting their rights. It’s your responsibility as a carer to; • Protect the rights and promote the interests of individuals • Establish and maintain the trust and confidence of individuals • Promote the independence of an individual’s whilst you are still keeping well out of harm and danger • Respect the rights of individuals whilst still making sure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or anybody else who may be around them • Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills Your employer’s responsibilities are; • Clearly defining jobs and undertaking risk assessments • Ensuring the environment you are working in is safe • Providing acceptable training and feedback on performance • Ensuring that staff do not work excessive hours • Providing areas for rest and relaxation • Protecting staff from bullying or harassment, either from fellow workers or third parties • Protecting staff from discrimination • Providing communication channels for employees to raise concerns • Consulting employees on which concern them In holding your duty of care you may face some problems and a difficult
Unit CT236 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role: This means that you are responsible for the care and welfare of yourself and others while at work. It also means that you are responsible for the safety and wellbeing of yourself and others. 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; When caring for someone who is unable to care for themselves, you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone or anything that could cause them harm. Everything you do must be in their best interest and protect them from harm in every sense including but by no means restricted to, physical, emotional, financial and medical.
It’s all about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their family, friends and their property. A duty of care includes respecting the person’s wishes and protecting and respecting their rights. It is your responsibility as a carer to: -protect the rights and promote the interests of individuals -establish and maintain the trust and confidence of individuals -promote the independence of the individual whilst keeping them out of harm or danger -respect the rights of individuals whilst ensuring their behaviour doesn’t harm themselves or anybody else -be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills. Your employers responsibilities are: -clearly defining jobs and undertaking risk assessments -ensuring a safe work environment -providing adequate training and feedback on performance -ensuring that staff do not work excessive hours -providing areas for rest and relaxation -protecting staff from bullying or harassment, either from colleagues or third parties -protecting staff from discrimination -providing communication channels for employees to raise concerns -consulting employees on issues which concern them. In holding your duty of care you may face some problems and a difficult situation, an individual has a right to make their own decisions, whilst you have a duty of care towards them.
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role. | | | It means making sure that I provide a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to | | | take care of vulnerable clients and to make sure that their needs and welfare are being | | | looked after. I also make sure that service users are treated with care and respect, and | | | that they are protected from any harm or abuse that may happen, and that they are | | | given choices. It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
1.2 Describe the Duty of Care which affects your own practice It is important to only carry out duties that you are competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in your job description and declining care work that is not. Being accountable for your own decisions and actions, following standard procedures in all aspects of work including use of resources and equipment. 2.1 Describe dilemmas that may arise between the Duty of Care and an individual’s rights. You have a duty of care for the people you support, but they also have the right to make their own decisions about actions they want to take. Sometimes there can be conflict between a person’s rights and your duty of care.
This is underpins everything that you do in your role. If this does not happen and doesn’t meet the standards of care including the Codes of Practice, then it would be considered as negligent and could be taken to court. You also have a duty of care to the people you work with, it should make you plan your work with the best interests of the person you are working with, it’s not just physical risks but any risk when carrying out any task ensuring their well-being and safety in the workplace. Also employers can ensure they provide a good standard of duty of care by ensuring all employees are CRB checked, up to date training, following legislations from governing bodies such as CQC and making sure all employees have a good understanding of policies. 2.
CT235 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social CT235 Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings | The definition of “duty of care” is a legal obligation and a requirement to work in a way that offers the best interest of a child, young person, or in my case vulnerable adult, in a way which will not be detrimental to the health, safety and wellbeing of that person. Carrying out my “duty of care” in accordance with my Role, Responsibility and Competence, I must always carry out my duties that are in my own job description and decline those that are not, I must follow procedure, and provide a standard of care in line with the principle codes of practice in all aspects of my daily work, and make sure I have access to all resources and equipment that may assist me, I must observe confidentiality at all times, I must also be observant and make sure I update my knowledge and skills on a regular basis, I must also understand the importance and have the confidence to air concerns, which may be delicate and involve not only work colleagues, but also people I support. In my role, i have a duty of care to raise any concerns you may have about any aspect of your work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practice by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.
A person centred approach includes promoting an individuals right to choose and be independent. Risk taking (which is part of everyday life) involves individual’s making decisions. You are upholding someone’s dignity by recognising what is important to them by making sure they are aware of the risks before they carry out an activity. How does using an individuals care plan contribute to working in a person centred way? The customer you are caring for has been an active participant in creating their care plan by recognising what they can do for themselves.