Unit 15: Risk-Taking and Risk Management in Adult Care

This unit is part of the Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF) and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand positive risk-taking
    1. 1.1 Analyse the values, principles and standards that need to inform a policy on risk-taking
    2. 1.2 Explain how risk-taking can contribute to the achievement of positive outcomes for individuals
    3. 1.3 Evaluate the impact a risk-averse culture can have on an individual’s wellbeing
    4. 1.4 Explain ways to develop a culture that manages risk effectively
    5. 1.5 Explain how to support team members to work in ways that balance risks, rights and duty of care
    6. 1.6 Assess ways to evaluate the effectiveness of policies, procedures and own organisational practice relating to promoting positive risk taking.
  2. 2 Understand issues around mental capacity and consent
    1. 2.1 Analyse links between consent, risk management and safeguarding
    2. 2.2 Explain key provisions of legislation regarding mental capacity and deprivation of liberty in the context of adult care services
    3. 2.3 Explain the support available when mental capacity and the ability to give consent need to be assessed
    4. 2.4 Evaluate the role of advocacy in meeting legislative requirements for mental capacity and consent

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