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Standard 3: Duty of Care

Standard 3 of the Care Certificate explores what duty of care is and some of the dilemmas that can arise from it as well as managing difficult situations such as confrontations, complaints and incidents.

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria

Learning OutcomeAssessment Criterion
3.1 Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice3.1a Define ‘duty of care’
3.1b Describe how the duty of care affects their own work role
3.2 Understand the support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care3.2a Describe dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and an individual’s rights
3.2b Explain what they must and must not do within their role in managing conflicts and dilemmas
3.2c Explain where to get additional support and advice about how to resolve such dilemmas
3.3 Deal with Comments and complaints3.3a Demonstrate how to respond to comments and complaints in line with legislation and agreed ways of working
3.3b Describe who to ask for advice and support in handling comments and complaints
3.3c Explain the importance of learning from comments and complaints to improve the quality of service
3.4 Deal with Incidents, errors and near misses3.4a Describe how to recognise adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses
3.4b Explain what they must and must not do in relation to adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses
3.4c List the legislation and agreed ways of working in relation to reporting any adverse events, incidents, errors and near misses
3.5 Deal with confrontation and difficult situations 3.5a List the factors and difficult situations that may cause confrontation
3.5b Describe how communication can be used to solve problems and reduce the likelihood or impact of confrontation
3.5c Describe how to assess and reduce risks in confrontational situations
3.5d Demonstrate how and when to access support and advice about resolving conflicts
3.5e Explain the agreed ways of working for reporting any confrontations