Question 1:What is meant by the term ‘duty of care’? How does it contribute to the safeguarding and protection of your service users? | | | | | | Duty of care means providing care and support for individuals within the law and also | | | within the policies, procedure and agreed ways of working of my employer. It | | | contributes to the safeguarding and protection of service users as it is my duty of care | | | to raise any concerns I may have about any aspect of my work such as poor working | | | conditions and poor practice by staff, and to safeguard individuals from harm such as | | | abuse. | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 204-1.2, 304 – 1.2 | | Question 2:Explain what it means to have ‘duty of care’ in your job role.
To include and value the contribution of all to our understanding of equality and diversity. To improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti- discriminatory practice, promoting, equality and valuing diversity. Outcome 2 Be able to work in an
Identify the main points of agreed procedures for handling complaints 3.3. Describe own role in responding to complaints as part of own duty of care 1.1. Define the term ‘duty of care’ To me, the duty of care means having the responsibility of being the care-taker for another person, someone who is too young, old, ill or mentally unfit to care for themselves and requires the assistance from another person. 1.2. Describe how the duty of care affects own work role My duty of care within my work role affects my understanding and discretion techniques as it includes the assistance with personal care/ hygiene (cleanliness), looking out for the safety of my service user, assisting with meals by either providing or helping feed, the mobility/ transportation of the service user and other medical or physical requirements that are needed to ensure day to day basics.
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.
My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service. ← describe how the duty of care affects own work role As a care practitioner , you have a duty of care towards the people you provide care or support for in your work role. This means that you are expected to: >put the needs and interests of those you provide care for at the centre of your thinking and practice >ensure that what you choose to do -or choose not to do- does no harm to those you provide care for. Care practitioners are accountable to their employer and to the law for providing care an support that is safe and wich promotes the health and wellbeing of the
1.2 Explain employers’ responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of Infection. Employers should make the workplace a safe environment that is safe for work but also for all individuals and visitors. Employers must carry out risk assessments to assess the dangers of certain work activities and then are responsible for putting strategies in place for minimizing the risk. Employers must provide PPE and provide training and refresher updates on infection control. 2.1 Outline current legislation and regulatory body standards which are relevant to the Prevention and control of infection.
Aii) How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker It means the duty of care you have in your job is to keep yourself safe and your service user safe. Keep up to date on your training. All ways wash your hands before attending a service user before and after, and wear the protective aprons and gloves that are supplied by your work the duty is in exercising caution and to refrain from causing another person injury or loss. In law, a duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of "reasonable care" while performing any acts that could foreseeable harm others. Aiii) What having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation When an employer adheres to the duty of care in a setting such as a residential care home it protects residents as well as the staff.
A person centred approach includes promoting an individuals right to choose and be independent. Risk taking (which is part of everyday life) involves individual’s making decisions. You are upholding someone’s dignity by recognising what is important to them by making sure they are aware of the risks before they carry out an activity. How does using an individuals care plan contribute to working in a person centred way? The customer you are caring for has been an active participant in creating their care plan by recognising what they can do for themselves.
The duty of care in my work role is based around looking after the residents in our care and maintaining their safety and dignity. 2.1 – Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights. Sometimes an individual may want to do something that could be a risk to their health and safety. As carer’s we must respect the individuals rights and choices while at the same time keeping them safe. 2.2 – Explain where to get additional support and advice about how to resolve such matters.
e. Explain: * the importance of inclusion and its link to the terms in “d” Inclusion links with diversity and equality. It is important to understand someone's differences so that you can include them and treat them equally and fairly. Everyone should feel respected. Being valued for who and what they are. Everyone has a full and active participation and have a sense of belonging.