4222-305 Understand Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities (Ld 305)
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4222-305 Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities (LD 305)
1. Understand that individuals with disabilities have the same right as everyone else to take risks
1.2 Explain why, traditionally, people with disabilities have been discouraged or prevented from taking risks.
In Social Care there is an accountability for the welfare of the individual, whether they are being cared for or enabled to be independent. The enabler has responsibility for the individual, and the Company that provides the service to the client has responsibility towards both the enabler and the individual. They are answerable to families, CQC, the local council, social care workers and the police.
An individual, who has the mental capacity to…show more content… Here we have an example of risk that was assessed, taken, and culminated uncomfortably. The customer left the premises quickly. Do I take the individual again another time? Or should we abandon all attempts to visit the cafe? It would be easier with two enablers, so one could find out information when the individual arrived at the premises, whilst the other enabler supported the individual. But there is no funding for 2-1 care.
This leaves a situation where risk will always be present, but the skills of the enablers will hopefully grow as they learn ways of promoting positive behaviour in the community.
1.3 Describe the links between risk taking and responsibility, empowerment and social inclusion.
Anybody who takes a full role in society takes risks: crossing the road, using a bus, driving a car, and talking to people they do not know. Risk may be physical (injury and accident), emotional (humiliation, sense of failure), or mental (stress).
A person who is excluded from a group is disempowered. Inclusion is a strong and forceful need. Many people consider being part of a tribe, gang, clique or social group a necessary part of their life. Exclusion is disempowering. We are aware of bullying in schools, and the words still resound in my ears, “You can’t be part of our gang!”
With inclusion and empowerment comes the responsibility and consequences of taking part in society in a socially acceptable way. This is laid out in