5.2 Use own role and authority to support the individual’s right to make choices

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Promote Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 5. Be able to support the individual’s right to make choices
Assessment criteria: 5.2 Use own role and authority to support the individual’s right to make choices

  • As a senior care worker, you may need to use your role and authority to support an individual’s right to make choices
  • This may mean promoting their rights on their behalf and supporting them to challenge decisions made about them
  • You may support your colleagues to support individual’s rights by providing training or having discussions during meetings as well as answering their questions and providing guidance and advice
  • You may also challenge any bad practices that you observe and support others to understand the individual’s right to make choices

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