Principles of personal development in adult
social care settings
Understand what is require for good practice in adult social care rules
1.1 identify standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out.
Codes of practice
Codes of practice are a set of behaviours that organisations agree to. They usually relate to other standards or ways of working set out by regulatory bodies. The care quality commission ( CQC) is the regulatory body for health and social care and uses set standards to inspect workplace performance.
National minimum standards
These are a comprehensive range of responsibilities related to all aspects of care. They ensure the health, safety and welfare of individuals. The minimum expected standard should be clearly evidenced in social settings.
National occupational standards
These are a set of standards that describe skills, knowledge and understanding known as ‘competencies’ and they are used to inform qualifications in health and social care. They are approved by a sector skills council (skills for care, now linked with skills for health) These organisations work in partnership with the CQC in regulating and promoting good care practice.
Common induction standards
Before you can work unsupervised you will need to understand and apply your knowledge of: the principles of caring, your role, maintaining safety, communicating effectively, recognising and responding to abuse and developing as a carer worker. Ideally you learn and complete these points within six weeks.
1.2 Explain why reflecting on work activities is an important way to develop own knowledge and skills :-
Reflection is a skill that enables you to think about how you work, what you do and how you relate to others: both the people in your care and the people with whom you share care with.
You begin with the event and what you did at that time, then you...