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.
Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Aiii) What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff.
I have a LEGAL Obligation to adhere to as set out as a standard of reasonable care. This is set out in the General Social Care Council Code Of Practice; The General Social Care Council expects social care workers to meet this code and may take action if registered workers fail to so; • Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and careers; • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service user and cares; • Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from dangers; • Respect the rights of services user while seeking to ensure that their behavior does not harm themselves or other people; • Uphold public trust. And confidence in social care; and • Be accountable of the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining their knowledge and skills. 1.2 - When Having Duty of Care as a Social Care Worker, we must promote the independence of Service users while protecting them as far as possible from dangers or harm; This Includes; • Promoting the independence of service users and assisting them to understand and exercise their rights; • Using established processes and procedure to
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.
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.
I am also responsible for their personal care requirements. I am also required to help them with their personal development with regard to their individual social, personal and cultural needs. As part of this process, I understand that I have a duty to help those in my care to have certain aspirations and dreams and give them every support to achieve them. I also appreciate that it is important for those in my care to have full communication with their family by whatever means possible in order to enhance their lives and those of their relatives. Related to this is the fact that I must be acutely aware of the need to respect confidentiality of those in my care when dealing with any other agencies.
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.
Understand how to implement a person-centred approach in an adult social care setting. 2.1 Explain how finding out the history, preferences, wishes and needs of an individual contributes to their care plan. When planning individual support it is necessary to document and record day – to day requirements of the individual's preferences for care and support. We can do this by addressing individual needs and preferences within a care plan, as well as individual support plans. Having a holistic approach to meeting the needs and preferences of each individual is also a key skill.
As a carer I would discuss the options and choices available to the individual to allow them an informed choice regard their care. Communication is an essential for a career so they can meet the needs for the service users. It is a basic requirement and the most important of my job role to communicate with service users and their families and other members of staff on a daily basis. Communicating with other staff members ensures effective team working and continuity of good care. It also ensures any health and safety issues are recognized and reported.
As a carer we need to put the needs and interests of our residents at the centre of our practice and thinking. We need to meet their needs and assure they are not put in danger by using unsafe practice. Aiii. Within the organisation Duty of Care involves the resident(providing care, protect from harm, maintain rights, promote their interests), the residents family/friends and the organisation itself, including our work colleagues. We need to work safely, uphold the law, report concerns & allegations, maintain professional boundaries and maintain confidentiality.