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.
Aiii. Within our organisation, duty of care means that our employer, the agency has a duty to look after us, by that I mean ensuring that we receive the necessary training prior to carrying out our duties and that we are regularly briefed about changes to regulations. The agency is obliged to ensure that we have all the necessary information, training, instruction and supervision to prepare us to deliver the care to the service users. Aiv. Duty of Care contributes to safeguarding individuals by obligating a level of care towards them as is reasonable in all circumstances to avoid injury to either themselves or their property.
Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice Know how to address dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care Know how to recognise and handle comments and complaints Know how to recognise and handle incidents errors and Duty of Care is defined simply as a legal obligation to Always act in the best interest of individuals and others Not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm Act within your competence and not take on anything you do not believe you can safely do. As a care worker you owe a duty of care to the people you support your colleagues your employer yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care – it is not something that you can opt out of.
As a carer you have a duty to that person to keep them safe at the same time you also need to respect an individuals rights and choice, so you do all that you can to keep them safe. 1.2. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role: During your everyday work as a carer/support worker there are many practices that are carried out with individuals according to their support plans. it is our responsibility to see that these practices are carried out according to what is written down in the support plans at all times to ensure the health & safety of those we are working with and that no individual is put in a situation where there is a possibility of them coming to any harm. The same applies to working times just because your shift ends at a certain time there may be a time where you will need to remain on shift if a fellow worker has failed to turn up for work or there has been an emergency situation .
a social worker will understand and comply with health and safety instructions and procedures, as will the employer or manager within a social care setting. as a manger it is your responsibility to provide a safe place of work and safe environment for residents to be cared for, care assistants are also responsible to provide a safe environment focussing more on routine and removing factors that may be of risk to the individual for example scissors. Overall health care professionals have a duty of care and a responsibility to protect those in their care. 1.4 - When
CT235 Introduction to duty of care in health and social care. 1.1 Define 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.
. - 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.
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. ← describe how the duty of care affects own work role As a care practitioner , you have a duty of care towards the people you provide care or support for in your work role. This means that you are expected to: >put the needs and interests of those you provide care for at the centre of your thinking and practice >ensure that what you choose to do -or choose not to do- does no harm to those you provide care for. Care practitioners are accountable to their employer and to the law for providing care an support that is safe and wich promotes the health and wellbeing of the
Unit 4222-201Introduction to communication in health social care or children's and young people's settings Outcome 1Understanding why communication is important in the work setting 1.1: People communicate for different reasons, to portray their feelings, emotions, pain, fear, anger, joy, love and opinions. The communication could be professional (formal), or personal (informal). It is important within a social work environment that information is recorded, as it may be called upon for legal reasons. All communications are confidential, and on a “need to know”, basis. Communication between colleagues is essential, so that it ensures a continuity of care for the client, and all staff are aware of the current needs of the client.
Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young Peoples Settings. 1.1 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 foresee-ably harm others. 1.2 The term duty of care is the responsibility of caring for another person who may well be vulnerable which includes those who are young, old, ill or unfit mentally to care for themselves and requires another person to assist. This includes looking after the person’s hygiene, cleanliness, safety, meals, Transportation, medication or physical needs. Duty of Care requires all staff to ensure that all the people we work with are safe and that we abide by relevant legislation and follow care plans.