This includes their needs, their culture, their means of communication, their likes and dislikes, their family and other professionals’ involvement in order that we can promote and provide person centred care and support to the individual. This is a lawful requirement under the Human Rights Act 1998, Health and Social care Act 2012, and Codes of practice for Social Care Workers. Person centre values are a holistic approach and should involve not only the physical needs of the individual but the spiritual, emotional and social needs as well. Also finding out any goals and expectations of the individual. These values should underpin all work in the health and social care sector when they are followed as they should be then all individuals should be able to feel that, and health and social workers should ensure that: all individuals are treated with dignity and respect the individual is supported in accessing their rights the individual is treated as an individual the individual is supported to exercise choice ensure that the individual has privacy when they want it support the individual to be as independent as possible Person centred values provide a foundation on which we can base and build our practice.
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
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.
As a carer you have a duty to that person to keep them safe at the same time you also need to respect an individuals rights and choice, so you do all that you can to keep them safe. 1.2. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role: During your everyday work as a carer/support worker there are many practices that are carried out with individuals according to their support plans. it is our responsibility to see that these practices are carried out according to what is written down in the support plans at all times to ensure the health & safety of those we are working with and that no individual is put in a situation where there is a possibility of them coming to any harm. The same applies to working times just because your shift ends at a certain time there may be a time where you will need to remain on shift if a fellow worker has failed to turn up for work or there has been an emergency situation .
I am obliged to exercise a level of care towards an individual. Every individual 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 are to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. “Duty of Care” means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of my employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property.
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.
Explain how person-centred values should influence all aspects of social care work (1.1.3) It is important that the rights of the individual are respected so that they are at the centre of their own care, this means that the carer must focus on what the individual wants and how they want it. 4. Explain how finding out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual contributes to their care plan (2.2.1) Finding this information out ensures you give the individual the care they need designed specifically for them, and not just a general care plan. This allows the individual to lead their life the way they would whilst still receiving the care they need, for example, if a person has religious beliefs, having this in their care plan informs the carer and allows them to continue to follow their religion. 5.
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?
Unit 1 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice (a) What it means to have a duty of care in one’s own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation to all Health and Social carers and professionals who have to act in the best interests of individuals and others, also not to act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. This duty of care can be a general implied minimum standard of care or can be outlined in different codes of practice or guidelines in various legislation. This duty of care can also be more specific and defined in specific legislation for example Equality Act 2010 or the COSHH regulations 2002. Carers and employers have to ensure that this duty of care is practiced and achieved. Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice.
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.