QCF Unit 4 – 1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’
Posted on April 1, 2011 by admin
Assesment Criteria: 1.1 Define the term ‘duty of care’
Answer: Health and social care organisations have what is called a duty of care towards the people they look after. That means that they must do everything they can to keep the people in their care safe from harm. It is not only the care establishment that needs to prioritise the safety, welfare and interests of the people using its services, but also the care workers of the establishment. My employer also has a duty of care for staff members, to ensure that working conditions are safe, and suitable to deliver the service.