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. This means that my colleagues and I are obliged to work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is highly important that we all receive adequate training so that we can recognise and understand signs of abuse. It is also out duty to record all relevant information when an accident or incident occurs in the workplace. It is our responsibility to report any improper conduct or suspicion that we think may contribute to abuse. Duty of care and safeguarding work together because it is our duty of care, as care staff, to provide protection and safety for vulnerable adults whilst at the same time respecting their
Aiii) As a social care organisation, you are responsible for providing care and support which is safe and promotes the health and wellbeing of the individuals. Your duty of care affects the way you; * Exercise authority * Manage risk and work in a safe way * Safeguard interests of individuals * Monitor own behaviour and conduct * Maintain confidentiality * Store personal information correctly * Report any concerns or allegations * Maintain professional boundaries * Make professional judgements * Maintain high standards of conduct outside the professional role * To uphold a service that upholds the law and underlying principles of care Aiv) Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of individuals because as a social care worker you are responsible to; * Recognise physical, emotional and psychological needs of individuals by understanding what is required for health and well being, to observe and record ‘indicators’ of differences and changes and to show empathy and support. * Anticipate danger and manage risks by carrying out assessments, avoiding hazards and carrying out health and safety checks * Intervene and support in the event of illness and injury by carrying out first aid, seek help or advice, communicate with health professionals and
This is the basis on which your professional conduct will be judged. 2. Duty of care is a fundamental part of safeguarding and protecting individuals. Embedded within your duty of care is your responsibility to keep people safe from harm. By following a Code of Practice and considering your duty of care means that you can ensure your practice is safer and ensure the
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.
As a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers which includes being honest and trustworthy, communicating in an appropriate and straightforward way, respecting confidential information, being reliable and dependant and adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers. 3. As a social care worker, you must promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. You can follow this by following practice and procedures designed to keep you and other people safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work, promoting independence of service users and assisting them to understand and exercise their rights. 4.
The duty of care of medical staff is to treat the patient. There's a conflict if the patient exercises their right to refuse that care. 2.2 You carry out a risk assessment that involves the individual so that they fully understand the risk they are taking. If they still want to take the risk you make it as safe as possible for them. You have then done all that you can be expected to do under your duty of care.
Answer: Duty of care means that al health and social care professional and organisation providing health and care service, must act in the best interest of the people they support. As a health care professional you have to ensure that you do not do something or fail to do something that cause harm or leaves the individual to exploitation. Your duty of care underpins everything that you do. It is what underlines the code of practice. Duty of care is also a legal requirement, and is tested in court in case of negligence or malpractice.
The legal requirements and codes of practice also ensure care workers protect daily recordings by keeping them in a secure place where they can only be accessed by those necessary. For example GP’s, district nurses and social workers. 3. Explain two ways of helping other practitioners to understand the importance of handling information securely. Explain the correct procedures for handling information and the potential consequences if this is done incorrectly.
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
Ugur Basu Unit: CT 236 Principals for implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice 1.1 Explain what it 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, procedures and agreed ways of working with my 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. In my role I have a duty of care to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work.