Social Care Theory for Practice

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ASSESSMENT 1(1500 words approx.)
(12th October 2012)

Coco J Hendry

Page 1Introduction
Page 2 – 5Assessment
Page 7Reference/Bibliography


The following essay will demonstrate my understanding of the importance and relevance of values to social care by explaining how social care values and principles influence practice. I will then explain what relationship my value base has with social care values. I will offer and explanation of my understanding of the term anti-discriminatory practice and provide some examples of how I would apply this in a social care setting. I will outline the legislation, which underpins anti-discriminatory practice and how this would influence my own practice.


All care workers require recognising the importance of the two core values for care practice as suggested by “Janet Miller and Susan Gibb Care in Practice 2nd edition 2007” the value of respect for the worth of dignity of every individual. the value of according social justice and promoting the social welfare of every individual. Adopting and implementing these values recognises that each individual service user needs are met socially, physically, emotionally, cognitively without stereotyping, pre-judging or discriminating the service user, according to “Janet Miller and Susan Gibb Care in Practice 2nd edition 2007” The two core values appear to be paramount to both the service user and carer. It becomes clear that the application of the two core values enables the service user to realise their full potential and advocates promoting social welfare of each individual. Because of the carer, applying the values without doubt contributes the principles of social care values achieved; “Social care values are underpinned by the principles of dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realise full potential and equality and diversity” My own values were primarily...
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