To support every person to live their life as they wish, to be given opportunities to make choices and decisions about there life. Inclusion The process of ensuring that all members of society have access to available services and activities. Discrimination Unfair or less favourable treatment of a person or group of people in comparison to others, unfair treatment that occurs inadvertently. 1.2 Discrimination has a negative effect on the individual or group and can often effect others like family and friends. With groups it can affect organisations, communities and society as a whole.
1.3. Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care? Standards i.e. the code of practise explain the way that we should be working, you can use them to think about the way you work and compare them to your own work and decide if you need to make any improvements. They enable us to gain professional development and provide a way to identify good practices.
Be able to work in ways that are agreed with the employer. Describe why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role. The scope of your job role of care assistant comprises the different tasks or activities that need to be carried out to get your job done. It is in effect a ‘contract’ in that it defines what you have to do, how you should do it, with whom, where, in what circumstances and by when. Because it also includes details about what you are aiming to achieve, it is used to judge your performance.
The social care worker must do everything they can to keep the service users safe from harm, injury and abuse. This can be achieved by following and adhering to the following: * Work within the definition of your job role. * Keep accurate records and documentation as necessary. * Agreed ways of working of your employer which includes: - Policies and Procedures of your organisation, which are essential pieces of information that will enable the social care worker to work professionally and safely. .
Explain why it is important to adhere to the agreed scope of your job role. It is important because you
206 Task B Handout It is a legal requirement to follow agreed ways of working. Policies and procedures or "agreed ways of working" set out how we your employer require you to work. They incorporate various pieces of legislation as well as best practice. They are there to benefit and protect you, the individuals you support and us your employer. They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm.
The law requires you to follow the agreed ways of working. Your companies policies and procedures or agreed ways of working tell you how you are required to work. They incorporate various pieces of legislation as well as best practice. These are in place to benefit and protect you, the individuals you support and your employer. They also enable you to provide good quality service working within the law and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm.
I have to act in the person’s best interest but instead of encouraging them to avoid risks I have to support them and enable them to taking part in activities. I have to act in the individuals best interest, keep them safe, carry out risk assessments, promote informed choices but also respect their decision and right to live their life as they choose. If the risk seems great to me I would document it and discuss the matter with my manager. Another area where duty of care dilemmas may arise are confidentiality issues. When a confidential information is shared with me and it concerns safeguarding and there is a possibility of harm or someone’s wellbeing is threathened I might have to make a decision and disclose this information.
1.2 Explain why it is important to work in a way that embeds person centred values The values that underpin our work have an impact on our day to day work. By taking into account the person-centred values while providing support like bathing, dressing, personal hygiene, shopping and general domestic tasks will be done better by providing a service that suit’s the service users not us or the system. It is vital for us to work using 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. 1.3 Explain why risk-taking can be part of a person centred approach Person centred planning puts individuals at the centre of everything, it looks at what people can do and identify what they would like to achieve.
These guidelines should enable staff to work safely and effectively. If staff are forced to breach these guidelines because of workload problems or pressures then this is a threat to the duty of care. Likewise, if sufﬁcient guidance is not in place, this also puts the duty of care in danger. Trade union members and stewards can work together with management to develop, monitor and review these guidelines. Often staff have good ideas about how guidelines can be improved.