unit 02 principles of personal development in adult social care settings
Life is very much about learning and development, from childhood right through to adulthood and beyond. We all as individuals have many characteristics that define us as individuals, we begin to learn attitudes built around belief systems around us at the time of upbringing, and as we mature we learn new skills. These very skills that are taught through school and social interaction ultimately govern the depths of our knowledge, skills and understanding. In later years, the real challenge is putting all of these learnt knowledge and skills in to practice in the working environment. In this case I will be looking at the adult social care settings and the effects of personal experiences, past knowledge and current training and how they can influence principles of development. In order to achieve success in any given task or subject, it is important to understand what is required. If this relates to a new course, what are the course criteria? If it’s a new career, what skills and qualifications are needed? And if one has both the skills and qualifications then will the job in any way hinder your own personal attitudes or beliefs?
All professional settings are governed by policies to some degree; this may be internal written covenants or governing legal bodies that set national standards. Health and social care setting is no different and has many stringent regulations and standards in order ensure good practice.
Some examples would include:
Care Standards Act 2000: An Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which provides for the management of a variety of care organisations, including children's, nursing and residential care homes. The aim of the legislation is to ensure effective inspection and regulation of various care establishments.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: The Act lays down general principles for the management of health and safety at work. Since UK began to comply with the Europe Union in 1972, a lot of the health and