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nvq 3 diploma assignment 304 duty of care

Author donnamarie
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#1 | Posted: 26 Aug 2011 12:50
How the duty of care affects the work of a social care worker?
what having a duty of care means for a care giving organisation?
how the duty of care contribute to safeguarding individuals?

an example just to start me off

many thanks
Donna
Author marehena
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#2 | Posted: 26 Aug 2011 15:00
Funding cuts and increased workload can make it difficult for social care professionals to maintain their duty of care to service users.
It is becoming clearer by the day that social care workers feel service cuts will prevent them from providing the best care possible to vulnerable people.
The General Social Care Council's code of practice states that registered social workers have a duty to protect service users from harm, and should tell their employer or an "appropriate authority" when the practice of colleagues may be unsafe or affect standards of care.

But what if the actions of the employer itself are viewed as placing service users at risk? As a regulatory body, the GSCC says it "cannot interfere in the relationship between the registrant and their employer". Anyone who feels they are being asked to do something that brings them into conflict with their obligations under the code of practice is "best advised to seek the support of their union or professional body".

It may be even more difficult for lower-paid social care workers, without the status of a registered professional, to challenge their employers' decisions.

To help workers in this position, Unison has produced a "duty of care" handbook for those looking to question and challenge unsafe practice. This should not be confused with the legal concept of "duty of care", which has specific meaning in social care.
Author aid999
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#3 | Posted: 2 Sep 2011 01:52
im sorry that reply dosent totally give evidenceto the standard u are looking for duty of care as a care worker refers to ur role and responsibilities in care such as health and safety of individuals and yourself protection from harm and abuse or unecessary risks,following policies and procedures and agreed ways of working in your organisation etc for more email me on ekengbudavivian@yahoo.com:):
Author aid999
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#4 | Posted: 2 Sep 2011 01:55
safe guarding is protection of vulnerable adults from abuse and harm as a social care worker u have aduty of care to report allegations and suspicions of abuse,whistle blowing policy
Author donnamarie
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#5 | Posted: 2 Sep 2011 08:43
Thank you that helped a lot
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