Unit 504 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies Procedures and Practices in a Children’s and Young Person Setting. In every care setting there should be policies and procedures put in place to keep residents and staff safe in the home environment, these policies and procedures will be in line with the legislations that a company has to stick to by law. At Frances House we follow such legislations as;- * The Health and Safety at Work Act. * Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations. * Mental Health Act.
Unit 4222-204 Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s, and young people’s settings Outcome 1 - Understand the implications of duty of care 1.1. Duty of care is the level of service that is expected, to be provided. In health care and social care, this may include to act in the best interests of individuals, to do not act in a way that could cause harm and always act within your own competence and do not do something which you cannot do safely. 1.2. The duty of care affects my own work role by following all policies and procedures set by Mirus, going on training days when needed, always ensuring the service users are safe within their environments and respecting the rights of each service user.
I also must follow all rules and regulation policies within the work setting and keep up with any relevant training I may need to keep me up to date and informed. It’s also my responsibility to build trust with the service users and also my colleagues and make sure I stick to the confidentiality policies. The duties I under take on a day-to-day basis are personal care, recording information, assisting with feeding and mobilising and keeping the service users entertained. 2. Identify the standards that influence the way the role is carried out: • Care standards act 2000 • Health and safety at work act 1974 • Manual handling operations 1992 • Codes of practice • National occupation hazards 3.
It represent a list of statement about proffesional standards and practice that is required in daily work in the health care setting. Also Codes of Practice ensure social care workers to know the standards of conduct about their collegues, other employers, carers, service users and mainly what public expect of them. They have to support the standards of the code that is thet and to make sure that they meet their code. Following the requirement of the code a carer worker must protect their rights and to promote the interest of the person he takes care of. They have to treat every person as a an individual personality to respect and support his wishes.
Workbook. Define the term ‘duty of care’ in relation to your work role and explain what this means in principal: All residents 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. Within our work setting we carry out regular checks to ensure our working environments are safe before carrying out any tasks.
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
1.1 Duty of care 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. 1.2 The duty of care affects own work role by making sure you keep yourself safe and your service user safe. It means being updated on any new training, following all and any security procedures in order to keep things safe.
We are legally governed by the Human Rights Act to respect and protect an individual's rights first and foremost in everything that we do. It is a legal requirement of all health and social care staff to attend training enabling them to appropriately meet the needs of every individual in our care. Individuals have the right to receive the relevant support and treatment required for them to lead a comfortable life. A predominant focus of the training is the safety of the individual and how to maintain a safe, comfortable environment. Our policies and procedures within the work place protect the rights of individuals by making sure that we follow a person-centred approach and treat each case individually, but most importantly equally to any other case.
In my work role I also have a responsibility to provide a duty of care to all patients receiving care. This is `The legal obligation to safeguard others from harm while they are in your care, using your services or exposed to your activities`. (Collins 2015) I am required to work to an excellent standard and quality of care, adhering to my organisations policies in my everyday practice. The trust value that I meet are; `We put our patients at the centre of everything we do’ `We focus on our people’ `We involve our people in making decisions’ and `We deliver excellence’ (Trust values booklet.) I am expected to ensure that all patients are treated fairly and with dignity and respect, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and diagnosis, and always act in the best interests of the individual whilst allowing them to be as independent as possible.
Codes of practice. National occupational Standards. 1.3 Everybody is entitled to their own opinions and these come about because of their own personal experiences, it is always important to listen to other peoples opinions and be receptive to their opinions as ultimately we are all aiming for the same high standard’s but may just vary the way we work to achieve the same outcome. By being receptive and listening I am gaining more knowledge in this role not your belief’s as your belief’s are personnel to each and everyone, and this would threaten the service user’s right to fair treatment. 2.1 Being able to reflect on our actions and our own experiences allows us to learn from them and adapt our behaviour and give us a better understanding of ourselves, our knowledge and workplace practices , ultimately improving the quality service.