Assignment: 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in social care or children’s and young people’s settings. Ai) Duty of care is a legal requirement within the health and social care sector which has a legal meaning. There are responsibilities to ensure service users is not harmed, hurt, disadvantaged or unfairly treated. Each social care worker must be aware of negligent and unintentional acts may be also seen as a breach of duty in care. Aii) Duty of care affects the work of each social care worker as duty of care places a responsibilities to ensure practices are fair, safe and recognises diversity, choice and independence.
Question 1: 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.
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.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role. All service users should be supported and enabled to live in an environment which is free from prejudice and safe from abuse. My responsibilities under the duty of care is to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. A duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on a carer requiring that they adhere to a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to take care of vulnerable adults and to ensure that their needs and well-being are looked after.
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.
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. You can also seek advice and information from your Manager or Senior staff. What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation? Duty of care is a requirement that the social care worker acts towards others with the watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would. If the social care worker’s actions do not meet these standards of care, then the acts are considered negligent and any damages resulting may be
Unit 4222-302 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (SHC 32) Outcome 1 1.1. In my work role my duties and responsibilities are to provide care to residents, preserving their privacy and dignity, also to promote the residents independence and to make sure they maintain their freedom of choice. My duties include providing the resident with their personal care needs, dietary needs and also to provide them with their daily medication. 1.2 .The expectations of my work role are to provide the resident with their personal needs as instructed in their individual care plans. I am expected to follow the home's codes of practice and conduct and the CSSIW's care standards.
Outcome 2 Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 1 Sometimes individuals may want to do something which could be a risk to their Health and safety. As a carer you have a duty of care to that person and you must do all that you can to keep them safe but you also have a duty to respect the individuals rights and choice, so you have a dilemma. It could be that the individual no longer wishes to use her walking frame, but her care plan states that she needs it to move from place to place and you are to ensure you encourage it’s use. In this scenario you could carry out a risk assessment to ensure that it is managed as safely as possible. 2 There are many ways to manage risks associated with conflicts and dilemmas:- * Allowing individuals to explore with guidance, * Making individuals aware of potential hazards and dangers, * Allowing individuals to acquire life skills through learning how to cope with risky situations, * Staff ignorance, * Parents are a risk to staff if reported to social services.
Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings What is duty of care All health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the individuals they look after. This means they must ensure they do everything they can to keep the individuals in their care safe from harm. The safety, welfare and interests of the individuals is priority not only by the care establishment but also the care workers that are employed by them. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, whereby they must ensure that working conditions are safe and suitable to enable staff to deliver the right care to individuals in their care. Duty of care is your responsibility to keep the
The term ‘duty of care’. It is an obligation of everyone working in the social care sector to have a duty of care. When working with vulnerable individuals it means to act in a way that ensures they do not come to harm, as a result of the care I give or not give or what I failed to do. I am expected to act in a way that puts the clients first; their needs and their safety are of paramount importance. 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.