Unit Hsc 43 Take Responsibility for the Continuing Professional Development of Self and Others

Unit HSC 43
Take Responsibility for the Continuing professional Development of Self and Others

Legal & Organisational requirements
The Codes of Practice for employers and employees, produced by the Care Councils, in 2002, state that care workers must:

  * Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers
  * Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers
  * Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm
  *   Respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people
  * Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services
  * Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills.
All members of an organisation’s staff must have their
own copies. The Codes are essential to the development and maintenance of good practice and to ensuring the best possible outcomes for service users; also, to the informing and development of organisational policies and procedures.
The codes cover all aspects of care work practice and are closely linked to the NVQ standards and the National Minimum Standards requirements - Regulation 9: Fitness of the Registered Manager which states that:
A person shall not manage a care home unless he is fit to do so, he is of integrity and good character…….And has the qualifications, skills and experience necessary for managing the care home.
Standard 36: Care staff must receive supervision at least six times a year, to cover all aspects of practice, the philosophy of care in the home, and career development needs.
Regulation 18 of the Care Homes Regulations 2001 states: The persons employed to work in the care home must receive training appropriate to the work they are to perform and suitable assistance, including time off for the purpose of obtaining further...