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6.1 Describe unsafe practices that may affect the well-being of individuals

Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit name: Safeguarding and Protection in Care Settings
Learning outcome: 6. Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
Assessment criteria: 6.1 Describe unsafe practices that may affect the well-being of individuals

Unsafe practices are ways of working that could cause potential harm to individuals that are receiving care.

This could include:

  • Not following policies and procedures
  • Not following and individual’s care plan
  • Using equipment incorrectly
  • Not using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when it is required
  • Not providing drinks to an individual that is unable to get a drink themselves

Unsafe practices can affect the wellbeing of individuals physically, mentally and emotionally.

If you observe unsafe practices, you should take action immediately.