Introduction to Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

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CT235: Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (level 2)



The assignment for unit CT235 asks you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the principles for duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young peoples settings. The assignment is designed to ensure that by completing all the tasks, you will meet the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for this unit.


There are three tasks to this assignment.

Task A : short answer questions

Task B: complete table

Task C : short answer questions

Task A: 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice

Please answer the following:

1. What does duty of care mean in adult settings? (Ref:1.1)

The duty of care is a legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care. It applies to everyone, organisations, even if not directly involved with the person and ensures the safeguarding of you and others whom you support.

2. Describe how this affects your own job role (Ref 1.2)

We are here to ‘look after’ vulnerable adults and we have a duty to protect and serve the service users to the best of our ability.

Task B: 2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individuals rights and your duty of care

Complete the following table:

Example of potential conflict or dilemma (Ref: 2.1) Where to get additional support and advice (Ref 2.2)
1. A resident who is refusing to eat or drink anything Try to persuade them to eat or drink, calmly explain the importance of them eating and drinking, if that fails report to a senior member of staff and document the situation.
2. A resident who is being violent, abusive or un-cooperative. Give them time to calm down , be patient and try and make them feel safe and supported. Maybe there’s a reason behind the abuse and violence? Try and get to

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