1.1 Define the Term ‘Duty of Care’

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care
Unit name: Duty of Care
Learning outcome: 1. Understand the implications of duty of care
Assessment criteria: 1.1. Define the term ‘duty of care’

All workers in the health and social care sector are bound by their duty of care.


This is their responsibility to ensure that they act in the best interests of the individuals that they care for, perform their work competently and not do anything that could result in harm to others.

Not only is this an ethical responsibility, but it is also a legal duty.

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