Month: November 2018

Explain How a Working Relationship is Different From a Personal Relationship

The relationships a health & social care employee have at work differ greatly from the personal relationships they may have outside of work. Working relationships are governed by professional boundaries including:   Legislation (e.g. the Data Protection Act 1998 prohibits the sharing of personal information that an employee may be privy to as part of…

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Reduce Abuse

How to Reduce the Likelihood of Abuse

There are many ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse within an organisation.   Person-centred values is an approach to care work that all care staff should be encouraged to follow. It involves treating a client as an individual and including them in any decisions that need to be made regarding their care and support.…

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Responding to Suspected or Alleged Abuse

If you suspect that an individual is being abused, it is imperative that you tell them of the reasons for your concerns and attempt to build a dialogue with them to try and establish what has happened. You should remain calm and listen intently to anything they may tell you without ‘putting words into their…

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Types, Signs and Symptoms of Abuse

It is important to understand the different types of abuse so that you can spot the signs that it may be taking place and protect an individual from further abuse. The table below explains types of abuse and their symptoms. Type Definition Signs/symptoms Physical abuse Physical abuse occurs when an abuser makes physical contact with…

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4.1c Effective Partnership Working

List the key features of effective partnership working – these may be different for different types of partnerships. Effective partnership working involves two or more groups coming together to achieve a common aim or purpose. The benefits include pooled resources, sharing of expertise and responsibility/power. For it to work there must be mutual respect and…

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Aspiring Manager’s Workshop Case Study: Daniel Dutton (Me)

Just a quick post to let you know I recently finished my Aspiring Manager’s Program in Leadership and Management and Skills for Care have published a case study of me. You can check it out here: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Leadership-and-management/Registered-managers/aspiring-managers-case-study-daniel-dutton.pdf For the record, I can thoroughly recommend the training. Dan

4.1b Identify one person you work with and find out how you might support them to have better links with their community. Make sure you discuss it with them and maybe even a carer or relative.

What can help them to maintain their involvement or achieve their goals? Together with the individual identify one or two links which might be developed to add value to their life. Identify in particular how this partnership might ensure better outcomes for the individual. Reflect on how you might encourage those links further and what…

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4.1a Identify new networks that might support the service you provide and the business. These could be social or professional. They may be to support staff, the people who access care and support, or to support yourself.

You could carry out this exercise with your staff, or a group of residents, or relatives group. You might be surprised at some of the suggestions! Potential Partner 1. Registered Managers Network 6. Care Quality Commission 2. Social Services 7. Local Colleges 3. Local Charities 8. Local Activity Groups 4. Chamber of Commerce 9. Community…

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