Unit 2

Unit 2 Learning Outcome 2 – Assessment Criteria 2.3
Describe how own values, belief systems and experiences may affect own working practice
Everybody has their own values, beliefs and experiences that could affect their working practice. What you believe in, what you consider to be important or acceptable all form a part of who you are.
You may find yourself reacting more positively to people who share the same beliefs or opinions to you than those that don’t. You naturally spend time with the people that share the same interests and beliefs, such as those you have a friendship or a personal relationship with. However, those that you have formed a professional relationship with, such as those you support or colleagues, are to be treated differently than those you’re in a personal relationship or friendship with.
It is important to appreciate that people have different opinions on matters. For example you can’t treat service users differently because they have the same or different religion as you, or different values regarding personal hygiene. As a care worker it is your responsibility to treat all service users the same and not allow personal beliefs effect your role, as it would be against the codes of practice and your company’s policies.
Treating a service user badly due to past experiences with people because of race, colour or personalities is against working practice. There are a few Acts that relate to treating people with equality and diversity such as The Race Relations Act 1976, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 and Equality Act 2006.

Unit 2 Learning Outcome 4 – Assessment Criteria 4.1
Identify sources of support for planning and reviewing own development
There are a few sources of support available for planning and reviewing your own development. Appraisals and supervisions with your manager, are to help you understand areas of your job that may need to be developed and are an...