1.1 The difference of a working and personal relationship is boundaries, professional codes of conduct, employer policies and procedures. In your working relationship you would be friendly but with a different approach than you treat people in your personal life. Be reliable and dependable Do not form inappropriate intimate or personal relationships with individuals Promote individuals’ independence and protect them as far as possible from harm. Do not accept gifts or money from individuals or their family members. Be honest and trustworthy. Comply with policies and procedures or agreed ways of working. Cooperate with colleagues and treat them with respect.
1.2 In the health and social care setting there are many different working relationships. These relationships will include: colleagues, managers, other professionals such as doctors/district nurse, service users and their family and friends. For each you develop a different type of working relationship and some will be more formal than others.
It is important to adhere to the agreed scope of the job role as they are there to benefit and protect you, the individuals you support and your employer. They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm. Policies and procedures are essential pieces of information that will support you in your role and will enable you to work professionally and safely.
Agreed ways of working are found in your policies and procedures set out how your employer requires you to work. They incorporate various pieces of legislation as well as best practice. They are there to benefit and protect you, the individuals you support and your employer. They enable you to provide a good quality service working within the legal framework and most importantly aim to keep you and the individuals you support, safe from danger or harm....
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