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.
QCF Level 3 Health and Social Care David Mano CU2479 Promote Good Practice in Handling Information in Health and Social Care Settings Outcome 1 1.1 The current legislation tells us that we have to keep records and information safe and up-to-date at all times. Different companies keep various pieces of information. Different information is handled in different ways. We must follow the company policies and procedures about how to handle certain types of information, the policy will follow the guidelines as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998. As a carer we have the responsibility to make a record of the entire task that we perform in a clear way so that the information can be safely transmitted to the other carers and to the management.
Bv By signing my contract I agree to follow the policies and procedures and codes of practice correctly in the following areas; Data protection, Grievance, Conflict management, anti-discriminatory practice, health and safety, confidentiality, and whistleblowing. And my manager must make sure all the policies and procedures are kept up to date and made available at all times. Bvi My role contributes to the overall delivery of service by working in a
2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 3. Know how to respond to complaints Question- (1.1) Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role Answer: My duty of care as a care worker means it is my responsibility to deliver the services I was employed to do to service users. By following my organisational policies, and also adhering to the code of practice laid down by GSCC codes of practice, I will be exercising my ‘duty of care’. The Health & safety at Work Act 1974, states that : Employer Duty of Care under the Health & safety at Work Act (Employer’s duty of care) Licensed to kevin hewitt of , , , .
PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTING DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH ,SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES SETTINGS 1.1 the duty of care means that as a care worker i have the legal obligation and duty to provied care and support to all my service users in a safe way with careful attention and reasonable coution to help protect their wellbeing and provent them from any harm and put their needs and intrests at the center of my thinking and practice ensureing that what i choose to do or not do with them dose not caurse harm to the individual that im careing for as a care worker i must ensure i work in ways that uphold the laws and standerds `to ensure i provent harm to my service users and protect and promote the safety and wellbeing of others in my care 1.2the duty of care contribuites to the safegarding and protection of each individual i look after or that need care and support day to day as they are potentially vulnerable to exploitation ,abuse and even neglect from them self or by others ,the duty of care is knowing what requairments of the health and welbeing of the individuals that you provied care for offering them support and taking all the right procautions to advoid hazards,accidents,injurys that may accour if these procautions was not implment the duty of care also contribuites to the proction of the individuals charactices and againts discrimination ,equality ,fairness,respect and dignty to the safegarding is recognise and meet physical ,emotional and psychological needs ensureing you intesipate danger and manage risks and intervine when needed so you can support in the event of illness or injury and my be aleart to any protential neglet,abuse,or explotation you can then give guidance supervison and uphold their vales and rights 2.1 there may be times when there is potential conflicts or dilemmas may arise between the duty of care and the individual when you
Unit 1 understanding employment responsibilities and rights in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. 1 knowing the statutory responsibilities and rights of employees and employers within own area of work? 1.1 1.2. In my own work place within the care sector these aspects of employment are covered by law discrimination act which is in please to stop my employers or me from discriminating people because of their background or age or gender. Also a disabilities act person with a disability has the same rights and to be treat the same as a person who has not got a disability.
Unit 4222-306Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care (HSC 037) Outcome 1.Understand own responsibilities and the responsibilities of others, relating to health and social care 1.1 The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering Occupational health and safety. Under this Act, the employer, the workers and the individuals being supported have responsibilities to ensure safety is maintained in the workplace. It is the employers' responsibility to display a copy of this Act on their main premises. The main purpose of the legislation is: To ensure the health, safety and welfare of people at work To protect others from risks arising from the activities of people at work To control the use and storage of dangerous substances i.e. Drugs, cleaning fluids etc.
By following our organisational policies, procedures and codes of practice we are complying with our responsibilities of duty of care. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, specifies: Employee Duty of care’s, is our responsibility to, * Take reasonable care of our own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by activities. * To co-operate with our employers, so far as necessary, to enable the employer to comply with any statutory duty of requirement. Employer Duty of care’s, as
Identify Legislation relating to health and safety in your health or social-care work setting. List of Legislation acts relating to Health and Safety within Social-care work setting: Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1999) Manual Handling Operations Regulations (1992) Health and Safety( First Aid) Regulations ( 1981) Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (1995 RIDDOR) Control or Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (2002 COSSH) Food Safety Act (1990) Explain the Main points of Health and Safety policies and procedures agreed with your employer. The main points of health and safety policies and procedures largely centre on standards that must be upheld in order to create a safe place of work, and also to ensure that somewhere meets all legislation requirements when it comes to things like COSHH, where all substances must be locked away while not in use, and not left around when being used if the worker leaves the room, even for a moment, that is if the level of work is to keep up with the standard required to maintain itself within the COSHH legislation.The policies and procedures ensure that all risk assessments are up to date and in place for all service users, and also that all staff are trained up to date and in neccessary areas, such as manual handling and data protection,along with general things such as any needed maintenance and showing where it should be recorded and whom it should be reported to. To keep all staff up to date on the way the buissness operates any changes in regards to health and safety should be brought up in regular supervisions and staff meetings. Analyze and Compare the main Health and Safety responsibilities of: Self: The responsibility i have within the workplace is to ensure i take reasonable care for my own safety and others, to
• Sufficient information, instruction, training and supervision are available and provided. • Arrangements exist for the safe use, handling and storage of articles and substances at work. • A healthy working environment is maintained including adequate welfare facilities. Employee Duties • To take care of their own safety and that of children. • To carry out their own responsibilities successfully.