The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. My duty of care means that I must aim to provide high quality care to the best of my ability and say if there are any reasons as to why I may be unable to do so. My organisation and I have a duty of care to ensure that the service users we care for are safe, protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family.
Social care workers and care giving organisations must do as much as reasonably possible to keep individuals safe from harm.There are two key definitions to risk assessment work, a hazard which is an actual or potential danger or risk. In other words, it is an item such as a toxic chemical or a process for example roofing a building that may lead to an accident. Another been a risk which is a situation that involves an exposure to a hazard and carries the possibility that something unpleasant may occur. The risk of injury may be low or high, and the result of the harm may be slight or grave. Thanks
As a support worker, each relationship I develop with these individuals will be different and some of these relationships will be more formal than others. For example, as a support worker, it would be inappropriate to address a doctor or a member of staff that is of a higher authority, in the same way as I would address my colleagues. However, it is important that I maintain a professional manner when addressing my colleagues. Outcome 2 2.1 It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as they are there to benefit and protect myself, the individuals I support and also my employer. They enable me to
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. 1.2 In my role I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect Of my work. These can range from inadequate working conditions, poor equipment, and poor practice by other staff; to raising concerns about potential abuse cases and situations of neglect. It is my duty of care to safeguard service users from harm or abuse by another individual, another worker or an individual’s family or friends. If I do not work in this way, I could be considered negligent or incompetent.
All individuals have the right to be safe and to be treated with respect and dignity. In my role I have a responsibility to ensure the safety and well being of those in my care. By doing risk assessments and taking necessary precautions to avoid accidents or the spread of infection I am carrying out a duty of care in my work role and therefore contributing to the safeguarding of the individual. Outcome 2 Sometimes in my work role a potential conflict or dilemma may arise between my duty of care and the individual’s rights. An example of this may be that the individual may have a disability that restricts them from using resources within the setting, in which case the setting would need to be adapted as their individual rights are not being met.
Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children and young peoples settings 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role When at work you have a responsibility for the care and welfare of yourself and others, including the safety and well-being of yourself and others. This can include maintaining confidentiality by only sharing information with the appropriate people within the situation. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals When an individual who is unable to care for themselves is in your care you have a responsibility to protect them from anyone and anything that could cause them harm. The individuals best interest is always the priority to protect them from any form of harm. If any risks are noticed they must be reported to the manger straight away, this can include physical, emotional or sexual abuse, poor working practice by staff and misuse or using the wrong equipment.
4. As a social worker, you must respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people by recognising that service users have the right to take risks and helping them to identify and manage potential and actual risks to themselves and others, following risk assessment policies and procedures to assess whether the behaviour of service users presents a risk of harm to themselves or others and taking necessary steps to minimise the risk of service users from doing actual or potential harm to themselves or other people. 5. As a social care worker, you
Communication between colleagues is essential as this ensures a continuity of care for the residents; also staff is aware of the currents needs, help and support the residents within the home. 1.2) Communication can lead to good or poor service within the home. Good communication with the residents encourages participation in activities therefore promoting equality within
This may affect older service users, service users with dementia or learning disability, visitors, caterers and also service providers. Harm that may occur An elderly service user in a residential care home may have dementia and as a result of this doesn’t know that the bottles of cleaning products are harmful. They may possibly pick it up and drink it as they believe it is a drink and therefore they could become seriously ill from ingesting the chemicals or the chemicals could be fatal to them. This could lead to death of the service user. Another way someone could be harmed
Health & Safety law, and regulations are not only there to protect the support worker and their colleagues, but also the people that we support, their visitors, guests, contractors and yes, even trespassers. Health & Safety is not there to stop us from working or carrying out activities that have risk attached to them, but to put into place effective controls to reduce risk of harm to the individual and those around them by carrying out risk/COSHH assessments and recording them, then reviewing them for the effectiveness of the assessment and the control that have been put in place to protect the individual. To follow the service Provider’s policies and procedures and formal training given to us for the protection of the individual. To be aware of our surroundings, to report damage to property and equipment that pose a risk to the People that we support, such as floor coverings lifting so causing a trip hazard, rips or tears to lifting tackle/slings, bare wires on plugs/cables, bed rails without bumper covers, cleaning materials that are not in use to be locked away in the designated cupboard/locker and to ensure that repairs