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Demonstrate Ways of Working That Can Help Improve Partnership Working

Having good communication skills is essential for improving partnership working. Also, building strong relationships with others and giving accurate and timely information can help to build trust, which is also important to working effectively with partners. Knowing you own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of others and seeking training where needed can also…

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Explain Why it is Important to Work in Partnership with Others

Working in partnership with others is essential to provide the best possible care to an individual. Some tasks may require more than one person to execute safely and other tasks may require specialist training, qualifications or experience. Both would be impossible to complete alone. Seeking guidance from colleagues, managers and other professionals can improve the…

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Describe Different Working Relationships in a Health & Social Care Setting

There are many different working relationships in a health & social care setting. these can include: The relationship between support workers The relationship between managers and subordinates The relationships between employees and service users The relationships between employees and the family and friends of a service user The relationships between employees and other health &…

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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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3.3a Find out what consent model your organisation employs for personal data of people who access care and support

describe a situation where this has been put into practice When contracting us to provide their care and support, clients are informed that staff may share their information with other professionals and/or their families as long as it is in their best interests and on a need-to-know basis. Clients can choose to sign to agree…

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3.2a Reflect on your own information management system. For each piece of information stored complete the following grid.

  Information Who completes/stores? Who monitors? How is it stored/secured? Who has access? Support/care plans Managers and seniors Managers/seniors Online system Client, support staff Personal information of people who access care and support Managers and seniors Managers and seniors Online system Client and support staff Personal staff files HR HR Locked filing cabinet in locked…

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