Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Outcome 1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what duty of care means in a care setting. Duty of care means that you are responsible for the welfare of those in your care. A care support worker has a duty of care to protect vulnerable people from harm, through neglect and is primarily in place to prevent accident and abuse. An employer can ensure they provide a good standard of duty of care by ensuring all carers have CRB checks, up to date training, abiding by the legislation provided by governing bodies such as the CQC and making sure that all staff have a good understanding of their duty of care policies. Duty of care also covers employee's, which means each employee has a duty of care to the colleagues, ensuring their well being and safety in the work place.
And arranging meeting with family members, doctors appointments to mention but few. b, EXAMPLES EXPECTIONS OF MY ROLE AS PER STANDARDS COULD BE: Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers. Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers. Promote the independent of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger and harm. Respect the rights of the service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour dose not harm themselves or other people.
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?
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.
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.
It is a big responsibility and I treat it as such. ___________________________________________ Question 1.2 Explain how the duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals By following the code of practice and always thinking about my duty of care I am able to give a better quality of care, my residents are safer when I work with my team to support them and safeguard them from possible harm, which may include things such as abuse, personal injury or illness. Safeguarding my residents and their best interests is one part of my job, but protection is a part too. If anybody has been harmed in anyway, or is at immediate risk, my duty of care states that it is my responsibility to protect them and make sure that they are kept safe from harm. An example: If we had a newly admitted resident who had been sent to us by other healthcare professionals as a suspected victim of abuse they would be sending them to us for
This includes acting in the best interests of the patients and ensuring their health, safety and welfare. I must be observant to make sure my knowledge and skills are updated on a regular basis. I must observe all areas of confidentiality at all times. I must also have the confidence to voice any concerns I may have. I must make sure I have access to available resources and equipment that will assist me in my role.
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.
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
Promote independence of people we support which protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. Respect the rights of people we support whilst seeking to ensure behaviour does not harm themselves or others. Uphold public trust and confidence in your service. Be accountable for the quality of my work and I take responsibility for maintaining and improving my knowledge and skills. 2.1 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service protocol.