Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care

Unit 2: Principles of personal development in adult social care settings.

Understand what is required for good practice in adult social care roles.

      National minimum training standards influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out because it defines the minimum that you should know regardless of your job role.   National Occupational standards plays a part in influencing the way adult social care job roles are carried out because it describes the best practice by bringing together skills, knowledge and values. It is also a valuable tool to be used too set goals for qualifications as well as for defining roles at work, staff recruitment, supervisions and appraisals. The code of practice is also really important in the influence of job roles and the way in which they are carried out because it sets down responsibilities of the employers in the regulation of care workers. The code requests that employers adhere to the standards set out in their code and to support care workers in meeting their codes of practice. The codes are a means of reflecting existing good practice. Care workers will have a criteria to guide them and to be clear about what standards of conduct they are expected to meet. They are also there to aid in helping care workers to examine their own practice and to look for areas of improvement. The code of practice is also a part of the practice standards and employers' policies and procedures.

      Reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop own
      knowledge and skills because it allows you to asses where you are doing well, helps you to identify areas that may need improving on, with extra training or guidance. To help ensure that you are meeting all standards and expectations correctly in your job role.

      There are a number of ways in which we can use to ensure that our own
      personal attitudes and beliefs do not obstruct our quality of work. By following the codes of practice,...