Agreed Ways of Working

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1. what is meant by the term agreed ways of working ?

These are your policies and procedures based on sector standards and guidelines and individuals' care plans.

To implement agreed ways of working you follow the care plan.

Duty of care is the obligation you have to exercise a level of care towards an individual, as is reasonable in all the
circumstances, to avoid injury to that individual or his/her property.

A dilemma can occur when an individual makes a risky choice. They have a right to do this and you must respect and
support their choices but you also have a duty to keep them safe.

2. an explanation of the importance of having full and up to date details of the agreed ways of working ?

Important to have up to date agreed ways of working as there may be changes in policies within the law. Your company may have to implement them to help protect the vulnerable.

3. a description of why it is important that care workers
follow guidence about the limits of their job role?

your contract will stipulate your responsibilities. It could lead to your dismissal if you exceed your role & level of ability when this leads to gross errors.

It is a legal requirement. You have a duty to keep service
users safe by following policies, procedures and working
within your job role.
Just think of the chaos and danger if you all worked just as you liked!

Each job title entails particular duties and responsibilities. Within each position there are routine tasks and activities and expectations. Individuals are specifically trained to
perform the responsibilities of their role. And each role
involves limits. Every worker is expected to limit herself or himself to the usual and customary activities involved
in the fulfillment of their role.

Types and amounts of education, training, salary, supervision, clothing, scheduling, authority, and responsibility define
roles.

It is important that one consistently adhere...
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