. - 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.
By following our organisational policies, procedures and codes of practice we are complying with our responsibilities of duty of care. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, specifies: Employee Duty of care’s, is our responsibility to, * Take reasonable care of our own health & safety and that of others who may be affected by activities. * To co-operate with our employers, so far as necessary, to enable the employer to comply with any statutory duty of requirement. Employer Duty of care’s, as
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.
Unit 304 Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children or young people’s settings 1.1 To have a duty of care means to be accountable for clients in our care by e.g. exercising authority, managing risks, working safely, safeguarding clients and others monitoring own behaviour and conduct, maintaining confidentiality, storing personal information appropriately, reporting concerns and allegations, making professional judgements, maintaining professional boundaries, avoiding favouritism and maintaining high standards of conduct outside the professional role. 1.2 Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of the individual clients by having a number of policies and procedures to follow ensuring that a clients health and safety is paramount. This is done by daily checks, risk assessments, fire drills so clients are aware of where to go and what do to. Risks assessments are extremely important and must be implemented and met all the time.
The role of the health and social worker Outcome1 1 Explain how a working relationship is different from personal relationship Working relationships are based on formal policies and procedures and agreed ways of working, there are bound by contracts of employment and have codes of practice to be followed –working relationships are professional based. My responsibility as a health care worker is to deliver very high quality standard service to individuals. this include support for everyday living i.e. general domestic tasks, personal care, promoting independency. When I am caring out all these, I do remember person centred values and this helps me to do what is right for the client or what the client wants .At the start of a shift proper handover is received, read and sign/communication book is read, clients care plan is read and follow staff meetings to get information and changes about the clients for example if I have arranged with the service user to shave during personal care ,then when the time comes he changes his mind, its his right to change his mind.
Unit 4222-204 Introduction to Duty of Care in Health and Social Care or children's and Young People's Settings (SCH 24) OUTCOME 1: Understand the implications of Duty of Care. Duty of care is an obligation that a person/healthcare worker acts towards others and public with watchfulness, attention and caution in a reasonable and civilized way. Service user needs to know that his welfare, safety and interest are put in the centre of attention of any healthcare organisation. Describe how duty of care affects own work role. Every healthcare worker has a duty to act accordingly not just towards the clients but also their co-workers, other healthcare professionals and themselves.
Unit 1 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 (a) What it means to have a duty of care in one’s own work role A duty of care is a legal obligation to all Health and Social carers and professionals who have to act in the best interests of individuals and others, also not to act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. This duty of care can be a general implied minimum standard of care or can be outlined in different codes of practice or guidelines in various legislation. This duty of care can also be more specific and defined in specific legislation for example Equality Act 2010 or the COSHH regulations 2002. Carers and employers have to ensure that this duty of care is practiced and achieved. Employers adopt this duty of care into their training and operating procedures so it is central to how they conduct their practice.
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.
Principles For Implementing Duty Of Care Within Health, Social Care Settings Duty of care is a phrase used to describe the obligations implicit as a Health & Social Care worker. As an individual healthcare worker you owe a duty of care to your patients/ service users, your colleagues, your employer, yourself and the public interest. Everyone has a duty of care it is not something you can opt out of. Your duty of care means that you must aim to provide high quality care to the best of your ability. If for any reason you can’t do this then you must say so.
Assignment A0 In this assignment I will be documenting my knowledge and understanding in safety, security and legislation. Health and safety at work act 1974 – this act was put into place to aid the protection of employers, employees and others (i.e. patients) in the work place, by securing a safe, healthy environment and being aware of the welfare of people in the working environment. As an employer it is your duty to ensure where it is reasonably practical that certain regulations are adhered to such as providing up to date training, information and supervision for all employees. Insuring the working environment is safe and providing correct welfare facilities.