Shc 34 – Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Childrens and Young Peoples Settings

SHC 34 – Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or childrens and young peoples settings
1.1,1.2– To have a duty of care is a responsibility on having to care for one or a number of individuals to a certain level. Their care needs are met by the person with duty of care. Having duty of care for someone makes them less at risk for abuse and harm. Having a duty of care means to protect the individual to the best you can, and keeping them protected and safe from any harm that may come of them. Minimizing the risks is part of caring for them. Safeguarding the individual whether a adult or child at risk, the problem needs to be reported so that the risks can be identified and minimized by everyone with a duty of care.

2.1,2.2,2.3 – Conflicts may arise between caring for someone and the individuals rights. This could be that the individual has the right to be in contact with whom they wish and pursue a relationship with them. If this person that they chose to see is abusing them physically and mentally, it is the carers responsibility to make sure that they carry out their level of care and protect the individual from harm. To do this we would have to stop the individual from seeing the person they wanted as they are causing harm not just physically but mentally so that the individual does not realize. This may upset the service user and make them feel angry and they will not understand that you are helping them. They need to be sat down and explained to about what was happening and what was wrong with the situation and that you only done what you done to protect themselves. The person abusing the individual will obviously need to be told of the allegations and told that they will hgave to stay away from the individual until further notice until a investigation has took place between the problem. If I needed extra support about conflict and dilemmas I could ask the senior on my shift, the team leader, another carer or the manager for...