Unit 302


Outcome 1 Understand how to reflect on practice in adult social care
1.1 Explain what reflective practice is
Reflective practice is a process to help evaluate my work.   It provides opportunities to learn from my experience and develop my working practice. It is both a tool to help me analyse specific interactions or incidents that have occurred at work, as well as a method of working in the moment that is mindful and self-aware.

1.2 Explain the importance of reflective practice in continuously improving the quality of service provided
Reflecting on my practice is important as it can help me to focus on what I have done well and identify areas I may need to improve, i.e. it may make me consider new approaches or make me consider learning more or beginning new courses in relevant subjects.   I can use reflective practice to improve the quality of the service I provide by thinking about a task I previously completed and asking myself what could have been done better? How will I do that task next time?

1.3 Explain how standards inform reflective practice in adult social care
Standards, i.e. the code of practice explain the way that we should be working.   I can use them to think about the way I work and compare them to my own work and decide if I need to make any improvements.   They enable us to gain professional development and provide a way to identify good practice.
Below is a list of example legislations, which are relevant to domiciliary care, and residential services.   You should be aware of these laws, and how they relate to your role.   These make up standards to follow for good practice in our own working place:
a. Care Standards Act 2002
b. Domiciliary Care Regulations 2002
c. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
d. Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
e. Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
f. Codes of Practice
g. National Occupational...