Unit Shc 24

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Unit SHC 24: Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings |Understand implications of duty of care | | Define the term ‘Duty of Care’ |SHC 24 | | |1.1 | |Duty of care is a legal obligation to always act in the best interest of the individual and other people in the work place. Both the | | |employer the employee have a duty of care to everyone within the project. They must act in a way that will not cause harm to others, | | |it is both the employer and employee responsibilities to act competently and do not take on anything you do not believe to be unsafe.| | | | | | | | |The unison states that ‘The term Duty of care is a phrase used to describe the obligations implicit in your role as a health and | | |social care worker you owe a duty of care to you service users, your colleagues, your employer, yourself and the public interest.’ | | |Everyone has a duty of care it is not an optional duty. (Unison Duty Of Care Handbook) | | |
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