Assignment # 304 Task A - Supervision Session Notes Ai. Duty of Care is the term given to define our action as carers, in its basic form it regulates the way in which we deliver the support required to our service users. We as carers have a duty to care for the service users, by delivering our services to the best of our abilities, which allows their dignity and well-being to be paramount. Our employer also has a duty of care to us and other staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver a service to the service users. Aii.
They also enable you to provide good quality service working within the law and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. Policies and procedures are to be adhered to in conjunction to the service users care plan, where the management of the individuals daily care needs are agreed and documented. It is important to have up-to-date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law and the company may have to implement these policies to help protect the vulnerable. There is a duty to keep service users safe by following policies, procedures and working within your job role. Each job title entails particular duties and responsibilities.
Sometimes you may have to work in best interest and instinct to fulfil your job role. To follow the agreed ways of working to its fullest you must refer to care plans, following the care plans ensures that you are implementing these rules. Working within the policies and procedures of your job description and working in agreed ways are very important because it ensures that you are doing your job correctly and to a high standard. It covers you from legal issues as you are completing tasks correctly and professionally. 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.
Aiii) Duty of care means that care giving organisations have agreed procedures and protocols when working with other agencies, a organisation needs a workforce development on duty of care. A system must be in place to offer guidance and information for their staff. Clear reporting and recording procedures. When a inspection takes places the inspectors look at duty of care and will take action if it is found to be lacking. Aiv) Duty of care contributes to safeguarding individuals as duty of care ensures that all concerned think about safeguarding, which also guides professional relationships.
It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after. I exercise reasonable care with respect to individuals’ best interests, this includes protecting service users from any harm or abuse that may occur and avoiding any acts that could result in injury but it also means respecting service users and giving them choices. I am proficient enough to ensure that every service user is taken care of in a reasonable, responsible and respectful manner. It is my role to ensure that my duty is carried out safely and effectively working alongside my organisation’s policies and procedures. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do.
Assignment 206 Understand the role of the social care worker Task B Handout It is a legal requirement to follow agreed ways of working. Agreed ways of working is how we your employer require you as our employee to work for our organisation. Agreed ways of working will 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. Joining our team you will be agreed to work according to our Policies and Procedures, guidelines and general codes of conduct. Policies and Procedures will be found in our office and can be accessed any time.
Every individual should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. Your responsibilities under the duty of care are to do everything reasonable within the definition of your job role to make this happen however you must be aware of potential dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. During your work you may find yourself in situations where the individuals you are supporting do not agree with what you believe is best for them. In situations where there is a conflict of interest or a dilemma between an individual’s rights and your duty of care, it is best practice to make sure the individual is aware of the consequences of their choice and that they have the mental capacity to understand the risks involved in their choice. It is their right as an individual to be able to make informed choices about their own lives even if you disagree with their choice.
Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place. 1.2 Explain how duty if care contributes to the safe guarding or protection of individuals Duty of care safeguards individuals by having risk assessments and precautions in place to avoid accidents or the spreading of infections. Duty of care means that the correct procedures if you have any concerns for an individual's well being must be followed. Following the Codes of Practice, means that a carers practice will be safer as they will have to take time to consider if the practice is in the best interest of the person you are supporting Safeguarding in a pro active practice which is primarily about preventing harm to a vulnerable adult or child. The concept of safeguarding, whether it is children or vulnerable adults, is broader than protection.
By following the codes of practice for social care workers and the company policy, the care worker should act in a way that promotes their independence but at the same time keeps them safe. It is the law that I act in a way that is in the best interests of the clients I work but this also extends to their families and my colleagues within
Ethics are the moral principles and standards that guide an individual’s or a group’s behavior. Ethics are important to the planning process because they are used when deciding how to implement organizational activities to meet goals. For example, if an employee acting ethically has knowledge of his or her colleague using company resources such as a company vehicle to take care of personal responsibilities, the individual would not question what he or she should do about the situation. The right thing to do would be to report the incident, which could save the organization money and display the individual’s dedication to upholding standards in keeping with the organization’s best interests. The text provided details for why it is so important to follow the ethical norms of society.