. - Individual care plans for each service user in your care, which includes details of a person’s health and social care needs and the support they require. - Risk assessments which are in place to determine a level of risk and the likely outcome. - Health and safety policies, to ensure a safe and healthy working environment to protect the employee, employer and service users. 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.
Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing any acts of duty that could possibly harm others. Aii How does duty of Care affect the work of a Social Worker As a social care worker, you have a duty of care to the individuals you provide care for or support in your job role. This means you are expected to put the needs and interests of the individual to the centre of your thinking and practice. To also ensure decisions made do not cause any harm to the individual. 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.
Duty of care also involves safe guarding, protection of vulnerable adults from abuse and harm, social care workers have duty of care to report allegations and suspicions of abuse and whistle blowing policy. 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. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of “reasonable care” while performing any acts that could foreseeable harms others.
Unit 13 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, social care or Children's and Young People's Settings 1) 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:- the legal obligation to act toward others with careful attention and resonable caution to protect their wellbeing and prevent harm occuring. In my work role duty of care is one of the most vital parts of the role, ensuring safety to all out residents at all times, ensuring they are spoken to and listened to properly, with empathy and politeness. It means we carry out our daily tasks anticipaing residents needs and ensuring their wellbeing and safety are always at the highest priority. Yes we are leagally bound to follow ou duty of care but at the same time you cant be a health care assistand if you dont genuinley care about others, and communicating effectively with them and ensuring their safey and well being goes without saying. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Where anyone needs care and suppport it unfortunately leaves them more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse and neglect, as health care assistants, as well a managers and company directors, it is our job to ensure that the vulnerabilities are not exploited.
This is done by following policy and procedures, Being able to recognise dangers and risk withing the work setting. Attending training sessions when available. Duty of care affects social care workers by ensuring that every care setting is safe for the individuals using the setting and the staff working there. What having a duty of care means for a caregiving organisation? Having a duty of care in caregiving means the setting is a safe environment for both individuals and staff members.
Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice. Carers have also an added legal duty to follow the training and procedures of their employers. Carers failing to follow their duty of care or codes of practice can be prosecuted in court under legislation for malpractice, abuse or neglect. (b) How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals This duty of care helps organisation plan work ahead, assess and compile personal care plans for each individual that is tailored specifically to that individual ensuring protection. When social care workers are aware of their own duty of care and follow the code of practices this enables them to work under clear guidelines ensuring a safer work environment and that all acts are done with the individuals best interests.
Included in the policies and proceedures the organsiation needs to be aware of dangers, carrying out risk assessment, respecting the individuals right to make risky choices ( after you have done all that is possible to dissuade them), take actions to keep individuals safe and log and report any dangers or problems. Aiv HOW THE DUTY OF CARE CONTRIBUTES TO SAFEGAURDING OF INDIVIDUALS By understanding the duty of care reporting any suspicions you may have about abuse or neglect of any person you are providing care for. By understanding that your responsibilities contribute to the protection of people, by acting responsibly and in a timely manner to ensure people are safeguarded. If you have
ASSISGNMENT 304 PRINCIPLES FOR IMPLEMENTATING DUTY OF CARE IN HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE OR CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLES SETTINGS. ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW. TASK A: SUPERVISION NOTES What is meant by the term “Duty of Care” Ai: Duty of Care means providing care and support for individual within the law and also within the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of your employer. It is about avoiding abuse and injury to individuals, their friends and family and their property. How the duty of care affects the work of a Social Care Worker.
Client safety and ethical practice Ethics, contract and boundaries are essential to the welfare of a client. A formal contract setting out arrangements and boundaries between the counsellor and the client should be agreed before counselling begins. According to Feltham and Horton (2006, p.190) the contract is legal and as a result, a client, if necessary, could take court action for breach of the contract. The contract could be amended during the course of the counselling sessions if the client or counsellor felt there was a need to amend the boundaries of their working relationship. If I felt my mental health was threatened by a client I would discuss the issue with my supervisor and try to gain insight and understanding of myself, by doing this I would hope I’d remain fit and competent enough to be able to effectively counsel my client.
Introduction to Duty of Care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Understanding the meaning of Duty of Care 1.1 Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ Duty of Care is where health and social organisations have a duty to look after people meaning they must do everything they can do to keep the people in their care safe from harm. Not only do the care workers of a company have to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services but also the company itself. An employer also has a duty of care for staff members to make sure where employees work is in safe conditions and suitable for them to deliver the service. 1.2 Describe how the duty of care affects own role at work The Duty of care I have in my work role is to keep myself safe and my service user safe. To do this I should keep my training up to date, follow all policies and procedures set by employer in order to keep things safe.