Level 3 Health and Social Care

  1. Understand how to reflect on practice in adult social care

      2.1 Explain what reflective practice is

You should think about your work, particularly when new situations arise, and see what you can learn. It is useful to discuss such situations with your supervisor or another experienced colleague. This will help you to give better support to the people you care for.  It provides opportunities to learn from your experience and develop your working practice.

      1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided

 You can use reflective practice to improve the quality of the service you provide by thinking about a task you previously completed and asking yourself: What could have been done better? & how will I do that task next time?  identify areas you may need to improve I.e. It may make you consider new approaches or make you consider learning more or beginning new courses in relevant subjects.

      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 practise.

      1.4 Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect working practice
Values, belief systems and experiences may affect my working practise because if I treat people differently or force my views and opinions on to people it can cause conflict. By listening and understanding other people’s values and beliefs I can understand them and their beliefs better and improve communication with them.

  2. Understand the importance of feedback in improving own practice

2.1   Explain how people may react and respond to receiving constructive     feedback
Some people find it difficult to receive critical...