Principles of Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities

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CU272P/ CT272 Principles Of Positive Risk-Taking For Individuals With Disabilities

1. Know the importance of risk taking in everyday life for individuals with disabilities

1.1 Identify aspects of everyday life in which risk plays a part

Risk is defined by the probability of injury, harm, loss or danger. We all take risks every day, and don’t even think about implications.
Risk taking: individual, social, organisational, environmental.
Some adults, for example disabled people or older people, are often discouraged from taking risks. Traditionally they are not encouraged to take risks in areas such as budgeting, planning, employment and daily living skills (personal care, cooking, shopping etc.)
It is however possible to minimise and
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Know how legislation and policies are relevant to positive risk taking

3.1 Identify legislation and policies which promote the human rights of individuals with disabilities

Valuing People Now 2001; Putting People First 2007; Human Rights Act 1998; Mental Health Act 2007; Mental Capacity Act 2005; The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 2003; Disability Discrimination Act 2005; safeguarding children and vulnerable adults policies; key aspects of current related legislation for England, Wales and Northern Ireland

The Equality Act 2010 is the law which bans unfair treatment and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace and in wider society.
Human Rights Act 1998 - The Human Rights Act means that residents of the United Kingdom will now be able to seek help from the courts if they believe that their human rights have been infringed.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 – The MCA applies to England and Wales. The primary purpose of the MCA is to promote and safeguard decision-making within a legal framework. It does this in two ways: * By empowering people to make decisions for themselves wherever possible and by protecting people who lack capacity by providing a flexible framework that places individuals at the heart of the decision making process * By allowing people to plan ahead for a time in the future when they might lack the capacity for any number of reasons

Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
Mental Health Act 2007

3.2 Describe how
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