Unit 205 Outcome 3

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Unit 205 – Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Outcome 3 – Know how to respond to complaints 3.1 Describe how to respond to complaints All complaints and concerns we receive are dealt with fairly and quickly in my establishment and we respond to individuals’ needs as a main priority. It is important that all complaints are reported to a senior staff member or Manager and is then logged within our complaints form for investigation. All complaints received are important and must be taken seriously. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires my organisation to gather, evaluate and generate reports about complaints – this is to ensure the improvement of our service is ongoing and is evolving all the time. It is really important for our service users to exercise their rights as human beings. Staff should also respond appropriately to any complaint they receive from service users or their families. If an informal complaint is made this should be discussed in a private room and this may in itself stop it becoming a formal issue. The staff member receiving the complaint should listen carefully; taking everything into consideration that is said to them and let the service user know what will then happen once they have made their formal complaint. If complaints are not responded to by staff appropriately then the service and the service provider will not improve. 3.2 Identify the main points of agreed procedures for handling complaints All complaints whether the complaint is by the service user or family members are dealt with in the same way. There are important steps to follow when a complaint is made within my establishment. You must listen carefully whilst respecting them and what they are saying, you must be professional at all times and the discussion must be held in a room where
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