Aii. Duty of Care affects our work in that we are expected to deliver care to the service users safely; we should therefore ensure that the basics are covered, such as cleaning our hands prior to work and ensuring that we wear the provided safety and protection equipment like gloves and aprons. Our employer is also to ensure that we undertake all the required training prior to delivering the care support. We should also ensure that we are up-to-date in the skills required from a training perspective. Aiii.
| Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes Ai) What is meant by the term “duty of care” Health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
Employees` have to use personal protective equipment and clothing provided when needed and appropriately eg when supporting individuals with their personal cares. 1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control infection Employer’s responsibilities are based on Legality, Organisational, Personal and moral responsibilities. Employers have to make sure risk assessments are put in place and they have to be reviewed on an on-going basis. They have to put procedures in place and ensure that they are followed correctly and properly. It is the employer`s responsibility to provide appropriate training in relation to infection control and the health and safety awareness aspects of the work.
* Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. (Aii) How does the duty of care affect the work of a social care worker? As a care worker we owe a duty of care to the people we support, our colleagues, our employer, ourselves and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care. * Our duty of care means that we must aim to provide high quality care to the best of our ability and speak out if there are any reasons why we may be unable to do so.
Duty of Care requires all staff to ensure that all the people we work with are safe and that we abide by relevant legislation and follow care plans. And inform the office of any changes to medication so everyone can keep up the constant care. Duty of Care is the legal duty to take reasonable care so that others aren’t harmed and involves identifying risks and taking reasonable care in your response to these risks. Organisations should always ensure that they consult legal and legislative requirements when developing and maintaining their duty of care frameworks and consider working alone guidelines. 2.1 Dilemmas that may arise: • Equipment - Clients may refuse to use hoists and stand aids as they have had bad experience in the past with using them which could affect clients hygiene, physical needs and means that staff can’t do their job to a high standard we would take note of what the clients have said and ring the manager to come up with another solution.
1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. Duty of care ensures that patients are protected from harm and are kept safe from abuse by staff, other patients, family and friends. In your job roles you should have had training regarding safeguarding which makes it clear that its your duty of care to report and record all relevant information related to unprofessional conduct or behaviour that may contribute to abuse the procedures ensure that you are protected and feel confident to report any suspicion you may have. 2 Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care. 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between that duty of care and an individuals rights.
Assignment 304 Ai The term “duty of care” is used in the care setting to refer to the working practice of the support staff. This means that they must do what they can to keep the individuals they are supporting safe and well whilst ensuring the care given is person centred care, promoting independence and maintaining their dignity at all times. This should be achieved to the highest level to prevent any form of abuse coming to the individual being supported. Aii The duty of care affects the work of social care worker because it is a set of guidelines which outline what there job role is and how they can best support the individuals within the care setting to the highest level to prevent them coming to any harm. This could be from themselves or others so all tasks needs to be assessed prior to undertaking them to ensure the risks are reduced to the minimum level and that they receive the appropriate level of support.
Unit 5 Health and social care organizations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritize the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Duty of care affects your own work role because it means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe.
Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 2 SHC24 Unit Ref:H/601/5474 Duty of Care : 1. Understand the implications of Duty of Care: 1.1. Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ : The term duty of care means that we have a responsibility to those we support and the people we work with to ensure that they are safe from harm or the risk of harm in the environment that they are living or working in. There are times when individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety. As a carer you have a duty to that person to keep them safe at the same time you also need to respect an individuals rights and choice, so you do all that you can to keep them safe.
All actions must be recorded and where necessary give the reasons for such actions. Your employer also has a duty of care to you, the employee. They must provide you with a clear job role and ensure a safe working environment. Your employer must protect you from abuse (bullying/harassment) from other employees as well as individuals using the care setting. They must ensure that you are not forced to work excessive hours and that you are given adequate time for breaks and an appropriate area for such