Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims. Aiv: How the duty of care contributes to safeguarding individuals. In your role you have a duty of care to raising concerns you may have about any aspect of your work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, poor practise by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is your duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.
CT235 Introduction to duty of care in health and social care. 1.1 Define 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.
SUPERVISION NOTES A i 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 have the same Duty of Care. The 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 is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing any acts of duty that could possibly harm others.
When social care workers are aware of their own duty of care and follow the code of practices this enables them to work under clear guidelines ensuring a safer work environment and that all acts are done with the individuals best interests. Safeguarding is not just about keeping individuals safe in the care setting, but making sure they are safe from illness, abuse or injury. Everyone working
These are in place not only to protect and guide individuals, but also their families, friends, their property, work colleagues, your employer and yourself. Working in care you are accountable for your own work and to take responsibility for maintaining & improving your knowledge skills. Keep accurate and up to date records and protect confidential information. Safeguarding individuals from harm or being treated unfairly. Understand that people have the right to make choices, help them to remain independent, fulfilling their
1.1 Define the Term ‘duty of care’ Duty of care means that it is your duty to provide a good quality standard of care to the people you look after, your colleagues, your employer and yourself. This care must be provided at all times and must: * be carried out in a way that will keep people safe from harm * be carried out by acting in the best interest of individuals * be carried out within your own competence and do not do anything that cannot be done safely * work effectively as part of a team * Provide a high standard of practice and care at all times * remain professional at all times to maintain the good reputation of your profession * Keep clear and accurate records * Keep your knowledge and skills up to date * Maintain a safe working environment * Maintain personal hygiene 1.2 Describe how duty of care affects your own work role (think of the tasks you do) I must only carry out duties that are within my own job role, responsibility and competence. If I am asked to do a task that does not fall in line with the above then I must decline. I must follow and adhere to the correct companies policies and procedures and provide a standard of care in line with the principle ‘codes of practice’ in all aspects of my work. This includes acting in the best interests of the patients and ensuring their health, safety and welfare.
4222 204 Duty of care In health and social care settings. Define the term duty of care. This is a legal obligation to ensure individuals health and safety, to keep an individual safe, you must report any concerns to your line manager, respect confidentiality and respect the individual’s wishes. It is your requirement to work in the best interest of the individual and within your own level of competence it is your responsibility to be aware of policies and procedures. How does duty of care affect your own role?
The role of the health and social care worker 1.1 . Explain how a working relationship is different from a personal relationship As a support worker, I have a duty of care and must act in a professional manner at all times. The individuals that I support may consider me a friend and that is acceptable but there are boundaries as I have a working relationship with them and that should be made clear. My reason for being there is to support the individual and promote their independence. 1.2 .
Duty of Care: Definition Duty of Care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interests of everyone to ensure that those receiving healthcare services receive safe and appropriate care and safe from danger and misuse. It is a code of practice that should be adhered to by healthcare professionals in everything they do to ensure they stay within the legal requirements for their role and to ensure that they are protected in the event of a claim of malpractice or negligence. It is also important that healthcare professionals act with independence as they are responsible for the wellbeing of those they care for. They must stay within their own professional competence and confidence levels and do all that they can to keep those receiving care from them safe from harm, as those they look after are often the more vulnerable members of society. The healthcare professional must always keep front of mind that with this kind of role comes a certain amount of responsibility.