Task 1: Write an explanation of: * what it means to have a duty of care in own work role * How duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Duty of care is a requirement and obligation that a person in a caring role has to make sure that others are taken care of and not harmed. It includes watching out for potential hazards and trying to prevent mistakes and accidents. It is important because of a duty of care is not met then the responsible person can be held accountable if things go wrong. A carer in early years has a duty of care to protect the children in their care by following the legislation and the policies and procedures that are in place at the workplace. Policies and procedures are put in place so that there are rules and boundaries to make sure that people know how to work in the setting and what is expected of them to prevent harm and danger to others in the work setting.
Also to safeguard this means for all Multi-Disciplinary teams and families working together and taking responsibility for the service users and their safety especially those with a history of abuse. Finally your duty of care, the principles you follow and policies and procedures of the home you work in will protect people who have been harmed or at imminent risk of coming to harm. Outcome 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and the duty of care. Describe potential conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individuals rights.
Unit H6015474: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings. Credit Value: 1 this unit must be assessed in accordance with Skills for Care and Development's QCF Assessment Principles. Learning Outcome 1: Understand the implications of duty of care Assessment Criteria 1.1. Define the term ‘duty of care’ 1.2. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role Learning Outcome 2: Understand support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care Assessment Criteria 2.1.
SUPERVISION NOTES A i What is meant by 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 have the same Duty of Care. The employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. Duty of care is a legal obligation that is usually imposed on an individual person requiring them to adhere to a standard of reasonable care while undertaking or performing any acts of duty that could possibly harm others.
. - 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.
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role. | | | It means making sure that I provide a good quality and standard of care. It is my duty to | | | take care of vulnerable clients and to make sure that their needs and welfare are being | | | looked after. I also make sure that service users are treated with care and respect, and | | | that they are protected from any harm or abuse that may happen, and that they are | | | given choices. It also my role to make sure that my duty is carried out safely and | | | effectively in line with the organisation’s policies and procedures.
Unit 204 - Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings 1.1. Duty of care means that we must do everything we can to keep the people in our care safe from harm. 1.2. As care workers, we aim to help people live independently. That means encouraging them to make decisions for themselves.
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.
This is done by following policy and procedures, Being able to recognise dangers and risk withing the work setting. Attending training sessions when available. Duty of care affects social care workers by ensuring that every care setting is safe for the individuals using the setting and the staff working there. What having a duty of care means for a caregiving organisation? Having a duty of care in caregiving means the setting is a safe environment for both individuals and staff members.
An analysis of how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people including, but not limited to: National and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding that affect a practitioner’s day to day work relating to; Childcare practice The Education Act 2002 poses a duty on education authorities to promote and safeguard the welfare of children and young people. This affects my day to day work as I must be aware of the child protection procedures at all times, such as how to spot the signs of abuse, how and who to report my concerns, how to maintain a safe school environment, be aware of the health and safety of children and to be able to undertake any training required of me. Child Protection policies and procedures for safeguarding states that all employees, volunteers and students should be properly vetted, which includes checks into the eligibility and the suitability, and that crb checks should be carried out. a crb check will make sure I didn’t have any criminal convictions or to check my suitability to work with children and young people then I would not be allowed to work in my setting. Risk assessment Risk assessments are an important factor in safeguarding children and in my day to day work, before carrying out any activity with children and young people I am required through my setting policies and procedures to carry out a risk assessment first to make sure all involved is safe, for example, if I were to plan an activity, such as an art and craft activity I would need to risk assess the potential danger of scissors, small objects, i.e beads and amend my plan accordingly to suit each individual.