Unit 7 Safeguarding Btec

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Unit 7 – Understand person- centred approaches in adult social care settings 1.1 The underlying purpose of “Person-centred values” is to ensure that the individual needing care is placed at the very centre of the decision making process about their life, the services and support they want and need. It is vital for the social care worker to work using these precise methods to establish the needs and wishes of the individual. This will also mean that individuals will feel empowered and in control of their lives, be more confident about making decisions, will feel valued and respected.’ The values are :- Individuality- the persons special uniqueness Rights - the persons UK human rights and their rights under UK law and within the policies and procedures of the setting in which their care is provided. Choice - in what care the person has and how they have it Privacy - to have conversations and receive care and treatment away from others Independence - to live life without interference Dignity and Respect - treating other as you wish to be treated Partnership - involving the person as an equal partner in planning and agreeing their care 1.2 It is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values so that a person feels free from threat, both physically and psychologically. Risk taking can be part of a person centred approach as we would choose to use positive and informed risk taking which would involve building a positive view of the individual, and seeking to learn what a persons gifts and skills are and what people admire about them. In person centred thinking we also explore the consequences of not taking the risk so that these may be balanced against the consequences of taking the risk. Using an individuals care plan contributes to working in a person centred way as this would be constructed by the
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