Establish consent for an activity or action

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Implement Person-Centred Approaches in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 3. Be able to establish consent when providing care or support
Assessment criteria: 3.2 Establish consent for an activity or action

In the previous section, we looked at the importance of establishing consent before providing care and support.

For this assessment criteria, you will need to demonstrate to your assessor that you are able to establish consent for a care activity action.

Establishing consent is a continuous process and should be obtained each time that you perform an action or activity – even if an individual has consented to a care activity several times in the past, it is still important to gain consent whenever you are going to perform it because they may have changed their mind.

It is also important to ensure that you are able to explain to individuals the reasons for the activity or action (honestly and factually) and answer any questions that they have so that they are able to make an informed decision. You must also respect an individual’s decision if they do not give you their consent.