Duty of care is central to all that you do at work, it is not something extra. 1.2 - Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals by keeping individuals safe whether it is illness, abuse, harm or injury. We can do this by involving families, health care professionals and other external agencies into the individuals care plan. Duty of care is a legal requirement and there are policies, procedures, code of conduct and legislation around safeguarding and protecting your service users. Following these guidelines is showing that we are providing the best care possible.
Duty of care is not only about physical risks, you also have a duty of care to treat people with dignity and respect. As a care worker you must promote the independence of of service users whilst protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. This includes: * Promoting the independence of service users and help them to understand their rights. * Following practice and procedures designed to keep you and other people safe. * Informing your employer where the practice of colleagues maybe unsafe.
Aii How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker The social care worker must: * Adhere to the set rule of standards laid out by the organisation and not work outside their capabilities as this could lead to negligence, incompetence or abuse and cause harm to the service user, colleagues or self. * Always act in the best interest of the service user and their care needs, giving choice and promoting independence whilst treating them with respect, whatever their choices and
This could reassure them that nothing is being hidden from them. | The Right To Dignity | Dignity is an important aspect of being a care provider because you should help the service user maintain their dignity and self-respect. | Being Able To Communicate Using Preferred Method | Every individual has the right to communicate in the way they prefer whether verbally, sign language, written etc. The care provider should always know other ways of communication than verbal. | Protection From Harm Or Danger | Both the service user and the service provider have the right to be in a safe environment.
Unit 304 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. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in your own role Having a duty of care in my role means that I have a responsibility, as a Team Leader, to support the staff team and lead a shift as safely and smoothly as possible. Also a duty of care to the people I support in ensuring their needs are met and independence is promoted as much as possible. Ensuring the environment they live in is safe and clean by filling out cleaning rotas and keeping appropriate doors locked for supervised access.
Task A Ai: What is meant by the term Duty of Care. Health and Social Care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means 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 the interests of the people using its service but also the care workers who work in the establishment have the same duty of care as well. Also the employer has a duty of care for the staff members to ensure that the working conditions are safe and suitable to deliver the service to the individuals.
The term “duty of care” in my mind best describes the way in which you treat the persons in your care. You should always be willing to be supportive to people in your care and enable them to live free from prejudice and keep them safe from abuse. It is your duty to do everything reasonable in your job role to make this happen. In essence, “duty of care” means you must provide care and support individuals within the law, including those defined in your employers’ policies, procedures and agreed ways of working. 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.
These are in place not only to protect and guide individuals, but also their families, friends, their property, work colleagues, your employer and yourself. Working in care you are accountable for your own work and to take responsibility for maintaining & improving your knowledge skills. Keep accurate and up to date records and protect confidential information. Safeguarding individuals from harm or being treated unfairly. Understand that people have the right to make choices, help them to remain independent, fulfilling their lives.
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.
They also have a moral and ethical duty not to cause, or fail to prevent, physical or psychological injury, and must fulfil their responsibilities with regard to personal injury and negligence claims. ( ACAS Definition- Duty of Care from an employer’s perspective) In my role, I act with a duty of care to the service user, ensuring that provision of care and support is conducted in a way that ensures safety 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. How this affects your work role? The duty of care I have in my job is to keep myself safe and my service user safe.