Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

This course provides an understanding of the core principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding and their application in an adult health and social care setting.

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Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health and Social Care Level 2 Certificate

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How is it taught

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 2 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity & Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care.

What else do I need to know?


The course includes: Unit 1: Understanding safeguarding in adult health and social care. In this unit learners will gain an understanding of issues relating to safeguarding adults in health and social care. Learners will explore current legislation and explain the roles of different agencies involved in protecting individuals from abuse or harm. The learner will know how to recognise potential and actual abuse, and take action in the event of disclosed suspected or alleged abuse and harm. The unit will help learners to understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse and harm and sources of information and support available. Unit 2: Principles of dignity in adult health and social care practices. The unit aims to establish some of the key principles of dignity in adult health and social care practice. In this unit learners will explore issues relating to dignity, self-worth and well-being. The learner will know how to apply the principles of dignity and gain an understanding of the importance of professional relationships for supporting dignity in service provision. Unit 3: Understand duty of care in adult health and social care. In this unit learners will explore issues relating to duty of care within the context of adult health and social care. The learner will gain an understanding of possible conflicts and dilemmas faced between duty of care and individual rights. They will also be able to recognise and report unsafe practice and understand the impact of own actions on individuals and others. Unit 4: Understand dilemmas and public concerns in adult health and social care. In this unit learners will explore potential dilemmas and issues of public concern in adult health and social care. This unit will help learners identify wider issues and how media reporting and people’s perception has impacted on adult health and social care practice and changes to service delivery.

Careers


Medical practitioners

Medical practitioners diagnose mental and physical injuries, disorders and diseases, prescribe and give treatment, recommend preventative action, and conduct medical education and research activities. They may specialise in particular areas of modern medicine or work in general practice and, where necessary, refer the patient to a specialist.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supervises the implementation of care and treatment plans by other healthcare providers.
  • Prepares and delivers lectures, undertakes research, and conducts and participates in clinical trials.
  • Refers patient to specialist where necessary and liaises with specialist.
  • Supervises patient.
  • Administers medical tests and inoculations against communicable diseases.
  • Diagnoses condition and prescribes and/or administers appropriate treatment/surgery.
  • Examines patient, arranges for any necessary x-rays or other tests and interprets results.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£61,755

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 2,422
2019 2,402
2020 2,385

ANNUAL SALARY

£32,427 10%
£44,720 25%
£61,755 50%
£89,357 75%
£122,574 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

134 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 2.66%
25-34 29.47%
35-44 30.77%
45-54 23.57%
55-64 10.75%
65+ 2.75%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.08%
Level 1 0.41%
Level 2 0.42%
Level 3 0.7%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 1.75%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 49.62%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 28.77%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 18.24%

Nurses

Nurses provide general and/or specialised nursing care for the sick, injured and others in need of such care, assist medical doctors with their tasks and work with other healthcare professionals and within teams of healthcare workers. They advise on and teach nursing practice.

Key Responsibilities

  • Delivers lectures and other forms of formal training relating to nursing practice.
  • Plans, manages, provides and evaluates nursing care services for patients, supervises the implementation of nursing care plans.
  • Advises on nursing care, disease prevention, nutrition, etc. and liaises with hospital board/ management on issues concerning nursing policy.
  • Plans duty rotas and organises and directs the work and training of ward and theatre nursing staff.
  • Participates in the preparation for physical and psychological treatment of mentally ill patients.
  • Monitors patient.
  • Manages own case load.
  • Assists medical doctors and works with other healthcare professionals to deal with emergencies and pre-planned treatment of patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,424

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 6,394
2019 6,335
2020 6,286

ANNUAL SALARY

£25,626 10%
£29,640 25%
£34,424 50%
£39,582 75%
£47,965 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

290 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.41%
25-34 19.7%
35-44 26.72%
45-54 31.8%
55-64 14.97%
65+ 1.37%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.09%
Level 1 2.02%
Level 2 1.36%
Level 3 2.81%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 41.01%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 43.26%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 9.34%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.11%

Social workers

Social workers provide information, advice and support to those who are socially excluded or are experiencing crisis; they protect the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, young people, people with disabilities, elderly people and people who are mentally or physically ill, and they may specialise in specific areas of work.

Key Responsibilities

  • Participates in training and supervision.
  • Gives evidence in court.
  • Keeps case records, prepares reports and participates in team meetings.
  • Organises support and develops care plans to address service users.
  • Arranges for further counselling or assistance in the form of financial or material help.
  • Undertakes and writes up assessments to specified standards.
  • Interviews individuals and groups to assess and review the nature and extent of difficulties.
  • Liaises with other health and social care professionals and agencies to identify those in need and at risk within the local community.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£36,442

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 522
2019 514
2020 509

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,525 10%
£30,534 25%
£36,442 50%
£41,371 75%
£48,693 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

24 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 3.28%
25-34 23.6%
35-44 28.46%
45-54 25.65%
55-64 16.96%
65+ 2.02%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.35%
Level 2 3.12%
Level 3 5.86%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 11.16%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 52.92%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 26.59%

Paramedics

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient.
  • Transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling.
  • Resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs.
  • Assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£34,424

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 446
2019 455
2020 462

ANNUAL SALARY

£23,920 10%
£27,768 25%
£34,424 50%
£39,146 75%
£46,030 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

27 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.64%
25-34 25.58%
35-44 28.75%
45-54 27.51%
55-64 8.59%
65+ 1.9%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.64%
Level 2 8.7%
Level 3 17.11%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 28.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 40.95%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 3.67%

Medical and dental technicians

Medical and dental technicians operate, calibrate and maintain cardiographic and encephalographic testing equipment, assist in the conduct of post mortems, give simple dental treatments, fit artificial limbs and hearing aids, and undertake a wide range of related medical and dental tasks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£28,517

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 426
2019 424
2020 422

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,470 10%
£21,611 25%
£28,517 50%
£35,714 75%
£42,099 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

19 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.35%
25-34 28.47%
35-44 23.34%
45-54 29.3%
55-64 11.68%
65+ 1.82%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 1.38%
Level 1 6.1%
Level 2 10.2%
Level 3 23.46%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 26.94%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 24.91%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 6.31%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.7%

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants

Nursing auxiliaries and assistants assist doctors, nurses and other health professionals in caring for the sick and injured within hospitals, homes, clinics and the wider community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Changes bed linen, makes beds and tidies wards.
  • Assists patients in washing, dressing, toiletry activities and general mobility.
  • Distributes and serves food, assists patients in feeding and prepares snacks and hot drinks.
  • Prepares patient for examination and treatment.
  • Performs basic clinical tasks such as taking patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,802

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 3,174
2019 3,149
2020 3,127

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,662 10%
£17,222 25%
£19,802 50%
£23,566 75%
£27,851 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

156 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 12.86%
25-34 20.51%
35-44 23.46%
45-54 25.18%
55-64 15.55%
65+ 2.41%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 3.08%
Level 1 7.49%
Level 2 24.5%
Level 3 31.37%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.78%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 17.31%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.44%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.04%

Ambulance staff (excluding paramedics)

Ambulance staff transport sick, injured and convalescent persons and give first aid treatment in emergencies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Replenishes medical supplies in ambulance as necessary.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after use and carries out routine care of ambulance equipment.
  • Ascertains nature of injuries and provides first aid treatment.
  • Drives ambulance or accompanies driver to transport patients to hospitals or other treatment centres and homes.
  • Helps patients into and out of ambulance.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£24,835

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 328
2019 336
2020 342

ANNUAL SALARY

£19,115 10%
£21,216 25%
£24,835 50%
£28,683 75%
£34,694 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

22 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 6.23%
25-34 14.64%
35-44 22.87%
45-54 30.83%
55-64 18.51%
65+ 6.89%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.04%
Level 1 6.19%
Level 2 31.91%
Level 3 36.59%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.48%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 8.79%

Houseparents and residential wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£19,802

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 347
2019 349
2020 350

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,267 10%
£16,786 25%
£19,802 50%
£24,419 75%
£28,933 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

18 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.39%
25-34 14.02%
35-44 22.56%
45-54 34.77%
55-64 18.57%
65+ 5.66%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 4.9%
Level 1 4.42%
Level 2 19.65%
Level 3 27.27%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 24.82%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 16.79%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.14%

Care workers and home carers

Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, and assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£17,222

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 9,719
2019 9,793
2020 9,854

ANNUAL SALARY

£14,456 10%
£15,205 25%
£17,222 50%
£20,613 75%
£25,106 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

538 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 15.85%
25-34 21.84%
35-44 19.4%
45-54 25.1%
55-64 14.9%
65+ 2.88%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 6.43%
Level 1 10.7%
Level 2 31.97%
Level 3 29.21%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 9.63%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 10.84%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 1.13%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.1%

Senior care workers

Senior care workers routinely oversee and monitor care workers, care assistants and home carers. They also attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with professional staff in carrying out care plans etc.
  • Monitors service users.
  • Undertakes light cleaning and domestic duties including meal preparation as required.
  • Helps with daily activities such as letter writing, paying bills, collecting benefits.
  • Provides interest and activities to stimulate and engage the service user.
  • Generally assists with service users.
  • Serves meals to service users at table or in bed, assists with feeding if required.
  • Assists and enables service users to dress, undress, wash, use the toilet and bathe.
  • Responds to emergencies and provides guidance and support to care workers.
  • Takes responsibility for the shift and for the service while on duty.
  • Routinely oversees and monitors care workers and home carers.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£16,494

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 754
2019 758
2020 761

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,811 10%
£14,664 25%
£16,494 50%
£19,802 75%
£23,691 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

41 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.83%
25-34 25.2%
35-44 21.33%
45-54 29.85%
55-64 16.18%
65+ 1.59%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.63%
Level 1 4.23%
Level 2 15.16%
Level 3 43.35%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.52%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 20.44%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.11%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.56%
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