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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 435 Mentoring in social care ⇒ 1.7 Discuss sources of support to deal with issues which are outside of own expertise and authority.

1.7 Discuss sources of support to deal with issues which are outside of own expertise and authority.

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 435 Mentoring in social care
Learning outcome: 1. Understand own role and responsibilities in relation to mentoring in social care
Assessment criteria: 1.7 Discuss sources of support to deal with issues which are outside of own expertise and authority.

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  • Supervisors and Managers: Supervisors and managers can provide guidance and make decisions on issues that are outside the worker’s authority. They have extensive experience and organizational knowledge that can be invaluable.
  • Colleagues and Team Members: Peers who have diverse skills, knowledge, or experience can provide advice and support. They may have dealt with similar situations before.
  • Training and Professional Development Opportunities: These can provide further knowledge and skills. Organizations often offer training courses, or they may fund external training.
  • Professional Bodies: Organizations like the UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) or National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provide guidelines and resources to support social care professionals.
  • Legal Advisors: When legal issues are involved, legal advisors can provide expert advice to ensure the actions taken are within the law.
  • Human Resources Department: They can assist with issues related to employment laws, organizational policies, and employee rights.
  • External Support Services: Depending on the issue, various external agencies or organizations may provide support, such as mental health services, substance abuse services, or disability services.
  • Mentors and Coaches: They can offer advice and guidance based on their own experiences and expertise.
  • Consultants and Specialists: Depending on the issue, it may be necessary to bring in a consultant or specialist with specific expertise.
  • Trade Unions: Unions can provide advice and support for workplace issues, including legal matters, workplace rights, and dispute resolution.
  • It’s important for social care workers to be aware of these resources and to feel confident in seeking help when they encounter issues beyond their expertise or authority. It’s equally essential for organizations to ensure that such support systems are accessible and responsive.
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