Qualification: Level 4 Certificate in Principles of Leadership and Management for Adult Care (RQF)
Unit: Unit 15: Risk-Taking and Risk Management in Adult Care
Learning outcome: 1 Understand positive risk-taking
Assessment criteria: 1.5 Explain how to support team members to work in ways that balance risks, rights and duty of care
- Provide Training: Offer comprehensive training on how to assess and manage risks, while respecting the rights of individuals. This includes understanding legislation and guidance on safeguarding, risk management, and the rights of those receiving care.
- Create a Positive Culture: Promote an open and positive culture that encourages staff to discuss concerns and share experiences. A non-judgmental environment promotes learning from mistakes and continuous improvement.
- Develop Clear Policies and Procedures: Develop and implement clear policies and procedures that detail how to balance risks, rights, and duty of care. Ensure that these documents are easily accessible to all staff members.
- Promote Person-Centred Care: Reinforce the importance of person-centred care where the individual’s preferences, needs, and life goals are at the forefront of service delivery.
- Model Behaviour: Demonstrate by example how to balance risks, rights, and duty of care in your daily work. Your actions can strongly influence the behaviour of your team members.
- Regular Supervisions and Reviews: Conduct regular supervision and performance reviews with staff members to discuss their approach to balancing risks, rights, and duty of care. Provide constructive feedback and guidance to help them improve.
- Involve Individuals in Risk Assessment: Encourage staff to involve individuals and their families or advocates in assessing and managing risks. This supports informed decision-making and respects the individual’s autonomy.
- Encourage Reflective Practice: Promote a reflective practice within the team where staff members can reflect on their actions and decisions. This can help them understand how to better balance risks, rights, and duty of care in the future.
- Provide Resources and Support: Ensure that staff have access to the resources, tools, and support they need to balance risks, rights, and duty of care effectively.
- Foster Team Communication: Facilitate regular team meetings to discuss challenges, share best practices, and collectively find solutions. This collaborative approach can help improve the team’s overall ability to balance risks, rights, and duty of care.