Your responsibility as a care worker would be to protect the rights and promote the interests of an individual. You will establish and maintain the trust and confidence of an individual, and encourage independence whilst keeping them safe from harm. You must always ensure you are adequately trained to perform tasks and if not ask for relevant training to increase your knowledge and skills. It is your duty of care to keep up to date with regulations and best practice, and to ensure you are implementing it in your day-to-day work. All actions must be recorded and where necessary give the reasons for such actions.
It is also my duty of care to encourage independence and communicate with families and other agencies (GP, social services, police) ensuring that my actions reduce risk to the service users, myself and staff members and making sure it follows all legislation and laws. 1.2- Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals; I should protect the rights and promote the interest of service users and staff. Strive to establish and maintain trust and confidence of service users and their family and staff. I should always promote independence for the service users whilst protecting the unable from danger and harm. I should always respect the service users wishes whilst ensuring their behaviour doesn't cause them any harm.
The company and you will have a duty of care to ensure that the service users you care for are safe and protected from abuse by other service users, staff, carers, friends and family. You will need to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is important that you ensure you receive adequate training in order you can recognise and understand signs of abuse. You will be expected to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace and it would also be your responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that you believe could lead to abuse. The
• Understand the legislation that relates to your practice. • Value and respect individuals and take account of their views and preferences. • Acquire a working knowledge of data protection. • Develop and maintain relationships that promote views, preferences and independence of individuals and key people. • Provide active support that meets the holistic needs and preferences of individuals.
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?
• Privacy: It is essential that you respect a service users need for privacy and support this in the way you work. • Partnership: a service user’s care will normally involve other professionals and colleagues and it is that you maintain a good communication with all parties involved. Person-centred care and support requires all key parties to be on board. • Choice: Each service user should be given a choice in relation to their care, in order to make an informed choice it is essential that all the facts are available to the service user. • Dignity; You must maintain a service users dignity at all time, address them in their chosen format, try not to rush and take care to listen to their requirements.
1.1 UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE AND BENEFITS OF RESPECTING AND SUPORTING OTHER PEOPLE AT WORK. Through respecting and supporting other colleagues, it will benefit both yourself and work colleagues. For instance, it will allow both parties to learn, improve and progress further with their understanding of the position. Working in a team environment means that you have the opportunity to get involved and contribute to those around you, thus improving the standard of work produced. This will be due to the learning involved from working with others.
This could be from themselves or others so all tasks needs to be assessed prior to undertaking them to ensure the risks are reduced to the minimum level and that they receive the appropriate level of support. Aiii The duty of care is a guideline that is held within the care setting to ensure the care staff are aware of their responsibilities and know what is expected of them whilst they are promoting the well being of the individuals being supported. These guidelines are in place to protect individuals within the care setting whether it is a person living within the care setting or the support staff working within the organisation. Aiv Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because it sets out the standards required to provide appropriate levels of care within the setting so that no harm comes to either the individual living within the setting or the staff supporting them e.g. complaints or accusations.
1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practise. 1.1 Explain what is means to have a duty of care in own work role, Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also within the policies and procedures, and agreed way of working with your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals. It is my duty of care to safeguard individuals from harm.
The Service Provider must be committed to continuous improvement utilising the Quality Assessment Framework. The Service Provider must see complaints as a positive feedback tool where service users and carers are encouraged and empowered to use the complaints procedure. The Service Provider must keep a complete record of all complaints made. At a reasonable request, the Service Provider must supply the Supporting People team with a copy of records and responses relating to complaints and compliments made in relation to the Support Services. Staffing The service provider must operate a recruitment and selection policy that aims to eliminate discrimination in recruitment processes.