Case Study and People S Settings

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Assignment 204

Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

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Assignment overview In this assignment, you will demonstrate your understanding of what is meant by the term ‘duty of care’. You will consider the types of dilemma that you may arise in adult social care work, and find out where to get advice and support to handle these. You will look at how to respond to complaints, making sure you know and follow agreed procedures.

Tasks There are three tasks to this assignment. A Letter B Case Studies C Short answer questions

This is a summary of the evidence required for the unit. Task A Task name Letter Learning outcomes covered 1.1, 1.2

B

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Points covered may include the following (this is not an exhaustive list, accept other relevant points): • Places a responsibility to ensure practice is fair, safe and recognises diversity, choice, independence etc • Means that organisational and legal requirements must be recognised, understood and followed • Means that social care workers have a responsibility to keep up to date with best practice and ensure they are applying it in their day to day work • Means that social care workers must record actions taken and the thinking behind it Achieved?

Ai

Aii

Task B marking guide
Question Marking Guidance It is not necessary for the learner to identify actions to take to solve the dilemma, only to identify the issues and know where to go for sources of support. Points covered may include the following (this is not an conclusive list, accept other relevant points): • Mrs Ahmed is diabetic and may become ill if she eats an unhealthy diet and does not follow her medication regime carefully • Mrs Ahmed has the right to choose her way of life and to eat unhealthily if she wishes • Does Mrs Ahmed have the capacity to make the decision to eat unhealthy foods? • Can the support worker collude with Mrs Ahmed? What might be the consequences of doing so? • Can the support worker refuse to buy the

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