Unit 2 - Principles of Personal Development
Topics: Learning, Personal development, Management, Sociology, Data Protection Act 1998, Activity / Pages: 5 (1154 words) / Published: Jul 7th, 2013

Health and Social Care
Assignment

UNIT 2 - PRINCIPLES OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW In this assignment, you will investigate standards that influence adult social care practice. You will look at examples of these standards and how they affect the role of social care workers. Personal development and reflective practice are important for social care workers, and you will be completing tasks that cover these concepts. You will look at the different ways that this is done, how you can benefit from it and who will support you. TASKS There are three task to this assignment. TASK 1 2 3 EVIDENCE Short answer questions Case study Reflective account OUTCOMES 1.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 1.2, 1.3 2.1, 2.2, 2.3

TASK 1 Social workers follow certain standards that give guidance on ways of working that have been identified as good practice. These standards include: • legal requirements (regulations) • codes of practice • national occupation standards (for training in different job roles) • minimum standards 1. Identify two standards for each of the different aspects of social care work listed below. • Confidentiality and sharing information

Essential Standards of Quality and Safety The Data Protection Act 1998, Freedom of Information Act 2000
• Equality and diversity

Human Rights Act 1998, The Equality Act 2000



Health and safety
Health and Safety Act (HASAWA) 1974 Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 2. Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992

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Health and Social Care
Assignment



Personal development

standards that relate to your work role (eg. as above: codes of practice, etc), understanding your role & responsibilities, training, supervision, appraisals (personal development plan,) continuous professional development.
• Safeguarding and protection

Human Rights Act, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Protection of Vulnerable Adults, No Secrets Guidance 2000, Mental Capacity

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