1.3 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Duty of Care in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 1. Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
Assessment criteria: 1.3 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals

  • Duty of care is the responsibility to ensure that we practice in the best interests of the individuals that we support
  • Safeguarding is the responsibility to protect individuals from harm and to support them to protect themselves
  • Therefore, our duty of care is closely aligned with our safeguarding responsibilities because they are both designed to protect individuals receiving care services
  • By acting in the best interest of the individual (duty of care), we can help to protect them from harm (safeguarding)

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