B.P3 Describe the types and signs of abuse and neglect that may be experienced by different individuals.

Unit 7: Principles of Safe Practice in Health and Social Care

Level: 3

Unit type: Internal

Guided learning hours: 90

Unit in brief

Learners explore the importance of safe working practices, safeguarding procedures and responding to emergency situations in health and social care settings.

Unit introduction

When working in health and social care settings, you must have a clear understanding of the duty of care and safe working practices and procedures, and how to promote the safety and wellbeing of service users. Safe working practice is a priority in health and social care. This unit will develop your knowledge and understanding of the key principles relating to safeguarding vulnerable individuals, promoting health and safety, and responding to different situations and emergency incidents in health and social care settings.

You will learn about the professional responsibilities for maintaining safe practice. You will explore the legal duty of care and the importance of legislation, policies and procedures in protecting individuals from harm, upholding their rights and promoting their welfare. You will examine the types of abuse and neglect that service users can experience and learn how to recognise and respond to concerns about abuse and neglect in health and social care settings. This unit will support you in carrying out practical procedures to maintain health and safety and respond to accidents and emergencies in health and social care settings, such as infection control procedures and fire and evacuation drills.

This unit provides essential knowledge and understanding and forms a good basis for aspects of higher education study in health and social work courses and nursing qualifications. It will also prepare you for work in the health and social work sector in a variety of roles.

Learning aims

In this unit you will:

A   Examine how a duty of care contributes to safe practice in health and social care settings

B   Understand how to recognise and respond to concerns about abuse and neglect in health and social care settings

C   Investigate the influence of health and safety legislation and policies in health and social care settings

D   Explore procedures and responsibilities to maintain health and safety and respond to accidents and emergencies in health and social care settings.

Assessment criteria

Pass                                            Merit                                           Distinction

Learning aim A: Examine how a duty of care contributes to safe practice in health and social care settings

 

 

 

 

A.D1     Evaluate the significance of a duty of care and complaints procedures in promoting safe practice in a selected health or social care setting.

B.D2     Justify procedures for responding to concerns about abuse and neglect in the selected health or social care setting.

A.P1 Explain the implications of a duty of care in a selected health or social care setting.

A.P2 Discuss ways in which complaints and appeals procedures address failure in a duty of care in a selected health or social care setting.

 

A.M1 Assess the importance of balancing individual rights with a duty of care in a selected health or social care setting.

Learning aim B: Understand how to recognise and respond to concerns about abuse and neglect in health and social care settings

B.P3 Describe the types and signs of abuse and neglect that may be experienced by different individuals.

B.P4 Explain the factors that may contribute to and reduce the likelihood of abuse and neglect for service users in health and social care.

B.P5 Explain how to respond to concerns about abuse and neglect in the selected health or social care setting.

 

 

B.M2 Assess the importance of recognising and responding to evidence or concerns about different types of abuse and neglect in health and social care.

Learning aim C: Investigate the influence of health and safety legislation and policies in health and social care settings.

 

CD.D3  Justify the effectiveness of health and safety legislation, policies and procedures in maintaining health and safety in a selected health or social care setting.

CD.D4  Evaluate the importance of safe practice procedures and responsibilities in maintaining and promoting the health, safety and welfare of service users in a selected health or social care setting.

C.P6 Compare the influence of different health and safety laws or policies on health and social care practice in a selected setting.

C.M3 Analyse how health and safety legislation or policies influence safe practice in a selected health or social care setting.

Learning aim D: Explore procedures to maintain health and safety and respond to accidents and emergencies in health and social care settings

D.P7 Explain how different procedures maintain health and safety in a selected health or social care setting.

D.P8 Explain the health and safety responsibilities of employers, employees and others in a selected health or social care setting.

 

D.M4 Analyse how individual responsibilities and health, safety and emergency procedures contribute to safe practice in a selected health or social care setting.


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