Unit 2 Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Setting

Unit 2                                            

Below is a list of some of the legislations that are relevant to adult social care. These make up ‘standards’ to follow for good practice.
* Care Standards Act 2000
* Domiciliary Care Regulations 2002
* Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
* Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
* Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
* GSCC Codes of Practice for social care workers
* National Occupational Standards
* Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations
* Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSSH), Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR), etc.

Being able to reflect on our actions and experiences at work, learn from them and change our behaviour accordingly are some of the most important personal development skills we can acquire. We need to consider – knowledge – what we know and do not know, Skills – how able we are at doing something or not, and practices – how we behave or perform a task. Reflective practice is the process that enables us to achieve a better understanding of ourselves, our knowledge and understanding, our skills and competencies, and workplace practices in general.

We all have attitudes, how we think, behave or what we value. These are very personal to us and different individuals have different attitudes. Our beliefs are a set of ideas and principles about what we consider right and wrong, true and false. These will include such things as our religious and political views. It is highly unlikely that you will agree with the attitudes and beliefs of everyone you work with and it is therefore important that you do not allow these differences to obstruct the quality of your work nor cloud your judgement of others. It is important that you find out about the individuals history, understanding the individual may help dismiss prejudices.   Being professional even if you fundamentally disagree with another...