Unit 4222-304 Principles of Implementing Duty of Care

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Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings SHC 34 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’ within your role means that you have responsibilities to deliver the service to your service users, and your employer also has responsibilities. By following your organisational policies, and the GSCC codes of practice you are complying with your responsibilities of ‘duty of care’. The Health & safety at Work Act 1974, (HASAWA) specifies: Employer Duty of Care under HASAWA (Your Manager’s duty of care) As far as reasonably practicable, the employer has a duty to: •Provide a safe place of work including safe access & egress •Provide & maintain equipment that is safe & not a risk to health •Provide all necessary information, instruction, training & supervision. Employee Duty of Care under HASAWA (Your responsibilities under duty of care) It is the duty of care of all employees to: •Take reasonable care of their own health & safety & that of others who may be affected by their activities •Co-operate with their employers, so far as necessary, to enable that employer to comply with any statutory duty or requirement. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the duty of care 2.1 Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights While care professionals and support staff always strive to ensure that people receive the best possible standards of care, there can sometimes be conflicts and dilemmas between the policies of the organisation,
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