SHC what does it mean to ahve a duty of care? Essay examples

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SHC 34 what does it mean to have a duty of care in my work role?

To have a duty of care means you must aim to provide a high quality of care to the best of your ability, not act in a way that could case harm and always act in the best interest of the individual.

In my work role I do this by keeping my knowledge up to date, such as attending weekly house meetings, attending young adult support meetings and attending training sessions provided by my employer. i make sure that i am in a position to know what needs to be done by receiving and giving handovers to the next staff group at the start and end of each shift, this ensures consistency and helps us to record necessary information, we have a shift check list to make sure that
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I am aware of the safeguarding flowchart about how to report a concern and i know who our safeguarding officer is if i have a concern i would like to discuss. we write, review and follow risk assessments for each individual in our and care, and for places we go and activities we do. This way we ensure risks around equipment, venues and activities are minimised, therefore reducing the risk of injury or harm to the young adults or staff by being aware of potential hazards and being prepared to manage them.
I follow policies and procedures written by my employer, and legislation set by law. we fill in daily paper work for each young adult and if we notice any changes this is fed back to our line manager and discussed at a team meeting.

what could be possible conflicts that may arise between a duty of care and an individuals rights? and how do we manage these?

Some of the young people I support lack the capacity to make decisions about the care they receive or about life decisions, such a medical decisions. in this case we would try to help them make an informed choice by giving them information in a form they understand, be that photos or a social story in symbol

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