Agreed ways of working
Agreed ways of working are the ways in which your employer expects you to work. You will be informed of these by your manager and they should be backed up with relevant documentation in the form of policies, procedures, care plans etc.
Why you must work in the ways agreed by your employer
It is important that you work in line with your employer’s agreed ways of working for several reasons.
First of all your employer may ask you to work in a certain way to ensure your safety and the safety of those around. It may also be to ensure that you work within the boundaries of the law and adhere to current legislation. Some agreed ways of working may be in place so that the care and support you provide meets the individual’s needs and preferences or upholds their dignity and human rights.
If you fail to follow agreed ways of working, you could face disciplinary action or even prosecution.