A working relationship is a relationship where time is spent with both colleagues and service user during working hours. This relationship means there is little or no contact out of working hours. The relationship is strictly professional. On the contrary a personal relationship is where personal life and extracurricular activities and social life become involved with service users and other staff.
Working relationships do not allow arguing, accepting differences, discussing interests/beliefs and personal life problems between the participants of the relationship. However personal relationships do allow such things.
Working relationships are established between colleagues, service users and other professionals. Sharing information on staff and service users is limited within a working relationship. Organisational policies and procedures are in place and must be followed such as data protection etc. However with personal relationships there are no such regulations and the sharing of information has no limits. Personal relationships can also be formed with anybody.
Aii Give two examples of different working relationships in an adult care setting
The relationship between the social care worker and service user is a type of working relationship in the adult care setting. The social care worker must have a working relationship with service users.
The relationship between the social care worker and line manager is another example of a working relationship. This relationship must stay professional within the adult care setting.
Aiii Explain why it is important that social care workers work in partnership with individuals using the service and their family.
It is important that social care workers work together with service users and their families as both have a common goal to protect the service users. It is important that all parties work together to support the best