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Shc 34 1.1 1.2

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Workshop 2 Assignment 1

SHC 34 1.1,1.2

Definition of “Duty of Care”

Duty of care is a legal term and this is a definition from a legal dictionary.

Duty of care n: A requirement, that a person act toward others and the public with watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would. If a person's actions do not meet this standard of care, then the acts are considered negligent, and any damages resulting may be claimed in a lawsuit for negligence.

Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role

The beginning of the implementation of a DUTY OF CARE while in my work role
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SAFEGUARDING: The process of looking after individuals in ways that protect them from illness, injury and abuse, promote their interests, value and uphold their rights.

So DUTY OF CARE ensures that safeguarding is a priority as it is upheld in practice. When I am engaging with an individual it is my duty to have an understanding of what is required for the well being of the individual, when I’m on duty in my workplace, I will observe and record, how the individual
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