CU1683 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice. 1.1 – 1.2 – Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding/protection of individuals by preventing abuse, whether this is in a sexual, physical or emotional harmful ways. Help keep respect and dignity preserved. 2.1 – Conflicts and Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be staff having a difference of opinion over an individual for example a staff member believing they have signs of abuse and another staff member thinking they don’t. This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services.
It could be to express their feelings or pain. To Give their opinion on a matter or just express their emotions. Communication can be informal or formal. In the social care setting all communication should be recorded as at a later date it may be required for legal reasons. All communication between a carer and client should be completely confidential and only shared with relevant colleagues.
Always act in their best interest and act with confidence and assurance in what you do, do not take on any task or project that you feel cannot be done safely. Ask for help and support if needed, and only accept work when it is safe to do so. Duty of care also means that you need to protect confidential information on the individual and their family. To protect the individual from harm or infection should be everyone’s priority. Duty of care is supported through legislations such as The Health and Safety Act and The Health and Social Care Act, failure to adhere by these standards can result in legal action against yourself or the setting.
E6 When in a childcare setting it is vital to maintain confidentiality in different areas not just for the child’s safety but the families as well! Confidential information must not be shared outside of the setting e.g family or friends. The following examples are to be kept confidential; enrolment forms, family’s health insurance information, health screenings and records, emergency contact information, contact information for those authorized to pick up child, emergency care consent forms , consent forms (permission slips) for outings or special activities, names of regular medical or dental providers who know the child, nutritional restrictions, progress reports, child observation logs, parent conference logs, medication logs, documentation of medical, behavioural or developmental evaluations, referrals or follow-ups, addressing issues relevant to the child’s participation in the program, documentation of any injury occurring at the program site and the steps taken to address the situation. While the rights and desires of families to keep their personal details private are important, there are also some circumstances under which identifying information should be shared for example; Program staff and the “need to know (might have a dietary or medical requirements so the cook or nurse will need to know) Outbreaks of reportable illness or Outbreaks of reportable illness as the information might be vital and used to saved the children’s life or keep them healthy. All children and their families have a right to have their personal information keep confidential.
The underlying philosophy of the MCA is to ensure that those who lack capacity are empowered to make as many decisions for themselves as possible and that any decision made, or action taken, on their behalf is made in their best interests. The five key principles in the Act are: Every adult has the right to make his or her own decisions and must be assumed to have capacity to make them unless it is proved otherwise. A person must be given all practicable help before anyone treats them as not being able to make their own decisions. Just because an individual makes what might be seen as an unwise decision, they should not be treated as lacking capacity to make that decision. Anything done or any decision made on behalf of a person who lacks capacity must be done in their best interests.
Data Protection Act 1998 The act prevents any confidential information from being shared beyond the required persons. It makes sure the information is; used fairly and lawfully, used for limited, specifically stated purposes, used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive, accurate, kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary, handled according to people’s data protection rights, kept safe and secure and not transferred outside the UK without adequate protection. Confidentiality is an essential part of protecting vulnerable adults. If a patient feels that they cannot speak freely, without judgement or assurance that it will be in confidence, then patients may withhold vital information that may be vital to their recovery. Breaking
This is particularly true in cases of suspected child abuse or when a child or young person is at risk. You should at all times tell the individual that you will not be able to keep confidentiality if they disclose something to you which you cannot keep to yourself for these reasons. Any adults who work with children and young people will come to know most of the personal information like date of birth, address and contact details and also sensitive information like behavioural issues, some medical information, family background, whether parents are divorcing and so on. It is the responsibility of the adult to keep this information confidential. They must protect the identity of the child they work with and that of their families and carers.
CU307P/ Understand Person-Centred Approaches in Adult Social Care Settings 1.1 Person centred Approach is all about putting the individual’s needs, wishes, preferences and beliefs first, ensuring that they are involved in what is happening to them, respecting them as individuals, upholding their rights as individuals and making sure that they are in the middle of everything that you do 1.2 Person Centred values are: Individuality Working in a way that recognises that everyone is different and has their own needs. I will need to make sure I do not make general assumptions about people. For example, not all old people like to play bingo or want to go out on coach trips. Some do and others don’t. Rights Promoting people’s rights to access services and fully participate in society Choice Recognising that people have a right to choose how they live and what they want to do with their lives.
3a. Methods and ways of communicating that support equality and diversity are knowing the individuals preferences, using formats that are understood, ensuring every person is treated as an individual and supported for their own needs. 3b. Methods and ways of communicating that support the rights of individuals to communicate are having key people like interpreters, signers, and using aids to help, also contacting and having access to family and friends for advice and patiently waiting for replies. 3c.
Including time, date, name of child making disclosure, name of person the concern was reported to and the exact words used during the disclosure. I need to remember that my duty is not to investigate or question any concerns of a child or young person but to fallow my setting policy and procedures. If a child makes a disclosure (tells me) that they are being harmed or abused, I must record as accurately as possible what the child has said, where and when the disclosure was made and the matter must be reported in the first instance to Children’s Social Care, Early Years Service and Ofsted as a matter of urgency. It is important that I do not ask the child questions or probe for information as this could contaminate evidence and hinder any further