Duty of Care

1.1 Explain your understanding of the term a "Duty of care".
Duty of Care is a legal requirement to always act in the best interest of service users, not act in a way that results in harm and act within   the law and my competence .
1.2 What factors are you legally obliged to consider whilst mantaining your Duty of Care(activity sheet 2).
My responsibilities under the duty of care are to do everything reasonable within the definition of my job role to make this happen. Duty of care means providing care and support for service users within the law and also i have to follow the policies, procedures and agreed ways of working of my employer.
Policies and procedures are essential pieces of information that   support me in my role and enable me to work professionally and safely.They enable me to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep me and the individuals i support safe from danger or harm.
It is important to only carry out duties that i am competent and confident in under taking the duty and it is important that the task are in my job description and declining care work that is not.My actions promote the safety, welfare and interest of all service users by doing the   following:
1. Follow the GSCC Codes of Practice and the 8 Core Care Values-respect,privacy,choice,rights,individuality,dignity,partnership and independence;
2. Ensure that i   maintain my knowledge and skills up to date by attending training;
3. Do not work outside my level of knowledge and skills.
4. Follow the Mental Capacity Act 2005-that protect people who are not able to make their own decision.
I   work within the safeguarding policies and procedures and it is important that I receive adequate training so that I can recognise and understand signs of abuse.Duty of care and safeguarding work together because it’s my duty of care to provide protection and safety for a vulnerable adult whilst at the same time respecting their needs and...