Safeguarding

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BTEC Apprenticeship Assessment Workbook Level 2 Health & Social Care

2. SAFEGUARDING
As a health and social care worker you have an important role in protecting individuals from harm and abuse. You must also be able to look after your own well-being and that of others.

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KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
These activities assess your knowledge and understanding of
things that affect your own well-being as well as the policies and legislation concerning abuse.

Task 1
It is important to maintain your own well-being and to avoid stress when you are working in a health and social care environment. BTEC: Unit 8: 9.1
Diploma: Unit 8: 9.1
PLTS: IE1

Task 1a
Using the diagram below, identify common signs and symptoms
that may indicate that a person is experiencing stress. An example has been completed for you.

Frequent colds and
infections

Changes in sleep pattern

Low self esteem

Avoiding interaction with
others

Headaches
Bitten fingernails

Poor memory

Increase use of alcohol
and/or cigarettes

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Inability to focus

Low energy

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BTEC: Unit 8: 9.2, 9.3
Diploma: Unit 8: 9.2, 9.3,
Unit 55: 2.4

Task 1b
It is important that you recognise what makes you stressed and how you can manage your own stress. Using the table below, write down all the situations that trigger a stressful response in you and then write how you manage your stress, including what sources of support you have at work.

Triggers of stress

How I manage stress

Who can help?

Heavy workload

Careful planning

My supervisor

Relationship

Talking to one another

Each other

Money

Careful planning

Citizens advice bureau

Family

Talking

Extended family friends

Health

Keeping fit

Doctors, yourself

Diploma work

Careful planning

Advisor

Clients family

Talking

Supervisor

Challenging behaviour

Talking

Clients family, managers

Diploma: Unit 55: 1.4

Task 1c
Anni provides care for Daniel, a young adult with a disability following a car accident. Daniel is angry and distressed
because he can no longer participate in the sporting activities he loves.
How might this situation impact on Anni’s well-being?
• Feel worn down with his aggression
• Tired
• Upset

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WorkSkills: Unit 9: 1.4, 1.5

Task 1d
i)

It is important for your well-being to achieve a good work-life balance. Fill in the planner below for your week to show how you balance your work and personal life.

Morning
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Afternoon

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Evening

Sleep

Gym, walk dogs and see Work
family

Sleep

Walk dogs and see family Work

Sleep

Gym and walk dogs

Sleep

WAlk dogs and see familyWork

Sleep

Gym walk dogs

Nap walk dogs

Go shopping with family Night out with friends

Gym /sunbeds

Trip out with family and Night in with friends
dogs

Work

Work

ii) Having a good relationship with your peers will help you to achieve your learning goals. Write down an example of how a
relationship with one of your peers has helped you succeed.

Having a good working relationship with the clients
parents and day carer during my initial training has help
me to understand what was required of me during my
night shifts. This is also helpful as I know that I can still ask them any relevant questions about the clients care at
any time especially if something has changed since my
last shift.

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