Explain how legislation, frameworks, codes of practice and policies relating to positive behaviour support are applied to own working practice

NOTE: Please be aware that the information on this page is a very rough draft and has not been fact-checked so should be used accordingly (taken with a pinch of salt)! However, it should (hopefully) give you some pointers and set you off in the right direction.

My own working practice involves being familiar with a lot of documentation that enables me to carry out a high standard of care.

 

Legislation including The Health & Safety at Work Act, The Equality Act, The Human Rights Act and The Mental Capacity Act lay down a foundation for working in a way that is safe, healthy and unprejudiced and recognises that all individuals have the same fundamental rights.

 

The now-defunct GSCC produced a Code of Practice for social care workers that is still relevant today and is a useful guide for anyone working within the sector. The Department of Health has produced guidance for restrictive physical interventions which I have used to ascertain when it is appropriate to use physical restraint. The government white papers ‘Putting People First’ and ‘Valuing People’ provide a plethora of guidance for working using a person-centred approach.

 

My company also has its own policies and procedures relating to promoting positive behaviour. I have attached a copy of my company’s Challenging Behaviour Policy & Procedure as evidence.