My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. This means that my colleagues and I are obliged to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is highly important that we all receive adequate training so that we can recognise and understand signs of abuse. It is also out duty to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace. It is our responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that we think may contribute to abuse. Duty of care and safeguarding work together because it is our duty of care, as care staff, to provide protection and safety for vulnerable adults whilst at the same time respecting their
We have a duty to follow all risk assessments for each service user, attend all mandatory training and to report any unsafe practises that i see. 1.2 The duty of care contributes to the safe guarding of individuals, in ways such as risk assessments carrying them out on a daily basis. for a carer we assess things all the time to prevent anything from happening. We having manual handling training also to prevent any harm towards our clients and also to show the carers the proper way in which to handle different clients. Policies and procedures are in place, so this prevents any unnecessary conflict in the adult care sector.
The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. You will need to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is important that you ensure you receive adequate training in order you can recognise and understand signs of abuse. You will be expected to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace and it would also be your responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that you believe could lead to abuse. The
264 The Principals of Infection Prevention and Control 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to prevention and control of infection As a health and social care worker we have roles and responsibilities in relation to prevent and to control infection. We prevent infection by following infection control procedures and applying standard infection control principles to all situations all of the time. Also by cooperating with our employer in prevent and to control infection. Furthermore, we have to know and understand our organisation’s infection prevention and control policies and procedures which we can do by going to training for infection control. By ensuring that our own health and hygiene not pose a risk to service users and colleague.
It is your employer’s responsibility to ensure that all laws and legal regulations concerning infection prevention and control are followed by employees. They must do this by undertaking risk assessment and management to identify and minimise the impact of infection hazards. Relevant training and supervision in aspects of infection and control should also be provided by your employer. The correct equipment should also be made available to ensure you are able to prevent and control infection. Relevant information relating to infection hazards and prevention and control methods are also to be provided by your employer.
We are legally governed by the Human Rights Act to respect and protect an individual's rights first and foremost in everything that we do. It is a legal requirement of all health and social care staff to attend training enabling them to appropriately meet the needs of every individual in our care. Individuals have the right to receive the relevant support and treatment required for them to lead a comfortable life. A predominant focus of the training is the safety of the individual and how to maintain a safe, comfortable environment. Our policies and procedures within the work place protect the rights of individuals by making sure that we follow a person-centred approach and treat each case individually, but most importantly equally to any other case.
To always act in the best interest of my clients and their needs. A health care assistant has a duty of care towards themselves the clients and also their colleagues. As a HCA I should • Keep my knowledge and kills up to date. • To keep any records I make as accurate as possible. • To know what must be done to make any job as safe as possible.
Written Knowledge Questions HSC21 Communication The Care Standards Act of 2000, Section 62, requires that the General Social Care Council (GSSC) to produce and distribute a code of practice to all workers in the Social Care Sector. These Codes of Practice tell me that I am expected to behave in a professional manner at all times, listen to and promote the wishes and views of my service user, promote their independence whilst protecting them, where possible, from danger or harm. I should ensure that their behaviour does not put them or others in danger or at risk of harm. Where necessary, pass on any concerns I have to the appropriate authorities to ensure that my service user receives to best care and treatment available for their condition etc. Communication does not just involve listening or speaking to someone.
I also must follow all rules and regulation policies within the work setting and keep up with any relevant training I may need to keep me up to date and informed. It’s also my responsibility to build trust with the service users and also my colleagues and make sure I stick to the confidentiality policies. The duties I under take on a day-to-day basis are personal care, recording information, assisting with feeding and mobilising and keeping the service users entertained. 2. Identify the standards that influence the way the role is carried out: • Care standards act 2000 • Health and safety at work act 1974 • Manual handling operations 1992 • Codes of practice • National occupation hazards 3.
In my work role I also have a responsibility to provide a duty of care to all patients receiving care. This is `The legal obligation to safeguard others from harm while they are in your care, using your services or exposed to your activities`. (Collins 2015) I am required to work to an excellent standard and quality of care, adhering to my organisations policies in my everyday practice. The trust value that I meet are; `We put our patients at the centre of everything we do’ `We focus on our people’ `We involve our people in making decisions’ and `We deliver excellence’ (Trust values booklet.) I am expected to ensure that all patients are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diagnosis, and always act in the best interests of the individual whilst allowing them to be as independent as possible.