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Evaluating range, purpose and situation for effective decision making

This page is designed to answer the following questions:

Learners evaluate their management of the range, purposes and situations for which their individual decisions are required in their service and draw conclusions in respect of their decision making practice. To include at least five of:


  • Quality management and improvement and the role of evidence based decisions
  • Estates management
  • Financial planning
  • Care planning
  • Policy and procedures
  • Staffing – recruitment
  • Best interest issues
  • Risk assessments
  • Environmental factors
  • Advocacy issues
  • Deprivation of liberty issues
  • Health and safety issues and safeguarding issues
  • Safety and security
  • Partnership working

COnsider different decisions that you make as part of your role. Think about the situations, range (who do decisions involve/affect) and prpose (reasons). Review results and get feedback. Evaluate your decision- making process.

Quality management and role of evidence based decisions – researching for ways to improve service quality

Estates mgmt – domestic operations (cooking, laundry, upkeep etc.) – decisions about how budget is spent, how resources are allocated etc.

Financial planning – decisions on how budgets are allocate, spending plans and forescasts etc.

Care planning – decisions about changing care needs and processes involved in care planning

Policies/procedures – decisions about how policies are updated and checking that staff are following policies

Staffing – decisions based on recruitment needs, value-based recruitment, promotions

Best interest issues – decisions about individuals mental capacity following mc assessment, decisions about their tretment in their nest interest if unable to make decisions for themselves

Risk assessments – decisions about what risks are present and how they can be eliminated or reduced

Environmental factors – decisions related to internal and external environmental factors

Advocacy issues – decisions about if indiviudals may need advocacy services or advocating on their behalf

Safet and security – decisions about the security of information and premesis and safety of staff and clients

DoLS – decisions about service user restrictions under dols

Health and safety – see ra, decisions about policies and procedures to reduce or eliminate risk of harm

Safeguarding – decisions about how to proceed with allegations of abuse

Partnership working – decisions about who to partner with, how to collaborate