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Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Task A: Supervision Notes. As an experienced social care worker you have been asked to mentor a new social care worker. You plan to use a supervision session to explain about the duty of care and how this helps to protect individuals from harm and abuse. Prepare a set of notes to help you in this supervision session. In the notes, you must include an explanation of: Ai: What is meant by the term “duty of care” Duty of care means social care workers must do everything they can to keep the service users in their care safe from harm. Care workers have duty or the responsibility care this could include be assisting after service user’s safety, make choice, prepare meals, transportation, personal hygiene and other medical or physical needs. 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 also involves safe guarding, protection of vulnerable adults from abuse and harm, social care workers have duty of care to report allegations and suspicions of abuse and whistle blowing policy. 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. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of “reasonable care” while performing any acts that could foreseeable harms others. Aiii: What having a duty
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