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.
| Assignment 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings | Olga Kasimova | | | | | Task A Supervision Notes 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 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. 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.
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
I will show in this assessment that the role of a Senior Care Assistant (SCA) in a social care setting is broad in definition. The SCA works within a multidisciplinary team to ensure the smooth day to day running of the unit and work as a team member in delivering person centred care in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and wellbeing. This is achieved by completing, observing, reviewing and updating Person Centred Care Plans ensuring that residents receive the best care appropriate to their need and report any changes to the Team Leader and allied health professionals as and when appropriate, assist residents during mealtimes in accordance with their care plan and serve meals and drinks as required,
Understand health and safety in social care 1.1 - There is a variety of legislation relating to health and safety in social care including The Health and Safety at work act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH) and The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR). 1.2 - Policies and procedures set the guidelines for adequate care within a setting, risk assessments are used to protect you and others around you. They ensure correct equipment is in place and that the equipment meets the needs of the individuals. Health and safety policies and procedures protect those working and living within a social care setting. COSHH is a policy in place within our setting which outlines control measures for hazards to prevent accidents occurring.
Unit 4222-304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care. 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice. 1.1 The term duty of care means to give the best care and attention to the clients i work with. This is based around each individual and their careplan so the care i give is individual to them.
Unit 4222-302 Engage in personal development in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (SHC 32) Outcome 1 1.1. In my work role my duties and responsibilities are to provide care to residents, preserving their privacy and dignity, also to promote the residents independence and to make sure they maintain their freedom of choice. My duties include providing the resident with their personal care needs, dietary needs and also to provide them with their daily medication. 1.2 .The expectations of my work role are to provide the resident with their personal needs as instructed in their individual care plans. I am expected to follow the home's codes of practice and conduct and the CSSIW's care standards.
Unit 4 Q1: In my work role I have a duty of care this means I have the responsibilities to look after my residents and make sure that I meet there individuals care needs according to there individual care plans. I also have the responsibility to protect individuals from harm this means staff, work colleagues, visitors ect. So my duty of care within my job role means I have a responsibility to deliver the service to the service user. By following our organisational policies and the GSCC codes of practice, I am complying with my responsibilities of duty of care. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) says – As far as reasonably practicable I have a duty to: Provide a safe place of work including safe access and egress.
To assist in ensuring all residents are safe , comfortable and clean , with reference to and in accordance with associated care plans. 3. To read residents care plans on regular basis to keep abreast of care needs and changes in condition. To make written notes on appropriate documents as required e.g. personal hygiene chart, fluid intake.