Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Unit 57:
Contribute to Raising Awareness of Health Issues

Assessment criteria 1.1
Question : Analyse reasons why it may be necessary to raise awareness of health issues
Effective ways to raise awareness of health issues are:
• Identify any health issues you may become aware of and think about any needs and risks that may be relevant to the individual and key people.
• Once any health issue has been identified, then then those within workplace and any professional agencies outside work (on a need to know basis) should be notified.
• Research information and seek support from other professional agencies to raise awareness.
• Once information has been gathered then the information should be analysed;
• Any information obtained should then be presented to the relevant people.
Being aware of and raising an awareness of health issues helps to keep individuals who need support healthy and therefore less of a strain on society.
Assessment criteria 1.2
Question: Compare the roles of agencies and others who may be involved in raising awareness of health issues
In thinking about the different roles of agencies and others involved in raising awareness of health issues, it is important to:
• agree roles and responsibilities of those within the team (including other professional bodies) who are involved in the planning of awareness raising;
• agree the aims, objectives, projected outcomes and target an audience;
• work with those in the planning team to identify opportunities and constraints of using different forms of media to inform target audiences;
• recommend different options which are likely to meet the aims and objectives of raising awareness;
• agree with the team the most appropriate option to be used;
• develop and plan a presentation to raise awareness;
• implement your agreed role.
Those involved in the planning are likely to involve agencies such as:
Local Authorities who are involved in the welfare and protection...