GSCC Code of Practice
The GSCC code of practice is a list of statements for care workers that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required for care workers as they go about their daily work. The GSCC Code of practice consists of 6 care value bases.
1) As a care worker, you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers. 2) As a care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers. 3) As a care worker, you must promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. 4) As a care worker, you must respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behavior does not harm themselves or other people. 5) As a care worker, you must uphold public trust and confidence in social care services. 6) As a care worker, you must be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills For each care value base, certain things are included in order for the care worker to meet the requirements The first care value base a care worker must, treat each person as an individual. To do this they should call each service user by their name in order to make them feel a sense of individuality. This is important because not calling someone by their name is like taking away their identity and may make them feel less of a person. Next, carers must respect and, wear appropriate, promote the individual views and wishes of both service users and carers. In order to do this carers must make sure they listen to the opinion of each service user and take it in to account, as long as they are appropriate and able to be promoted. This is important because if an opinion of a service user is not heard or is ignored it will make them feel unhappy and left out. Next, cares must support service users’...