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Discuss the principles and values which underpin support for individuals who use services.

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´╗┐Lauren Pointon BTEC L2 Unit 2 Assignment 3: Principles and Values M1- Discuss the principles and values which underpin support for individuals who use services. Every human has the right to life, any human does to have the right to kill another human being. There are a lot of debates about right to life through subjects such as capital punishments, abortions, self-defence, war and euthanasia. All humans are entitled to right to life. It is important to treat all the homeless equal and give each and every one of them a right to life. Some people say it is okay to have an abortion because it is not yet a baby but other people disagree because they consider them as a living organism, so it would be basically killing a living thing. Social justice is where in a society there is justice in every aspect of it. It is based on having a society based on equality and solidarity, a society that understand human rights and dignity of humans. Social justice is used by practitioners and service providers going by the codes of practice and the polices which are applicable to their services. For example a social worker that works with homeless, it is up to the social worker to supply the homeless individual with food, water and that they also have access to food stamps and healthcare. ...read more.


Being honest to an homeless individual in important because they may not be able to trust anyone so to have someone that they can trust can make a difference because they will be able to talk about personal things with a service giver. Service givers to follow the adherence to the codes and practices, the codes are the first statutory codes of practice for the service givers. The codes provide a clear guide for everyone who works in a health and social care setting, these set out the standards of conduct that the service givers should meet every day. People from the public will also know the conduct and the practice to expect. There are two codes of conduct. 1. The Code of Practice for Social Care Workers sets out the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers. 2. The Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers sets out the responsibilities of employers in the regulation of social care workers. The codes are important because they are a key part in an health and social care environment, they are to help improve the levels of conduct and protect the public. The codes are for anyone who works in a health and social care setting whether it?s voluntary, statuary or private. A lot of individuals who use health and social care services do not have the confidence to express their thoughts and feelings and to help them a service giver uses the appropriate language and communication skills to help them express their thoughts and feelings. ...read more.


When disclosure isn?t permitted then it is called a breach of confidentiality has happened. When recording information about service users it is important to be accurate because it can be a health and safety regulation as it can cause service users being in danger. The records that are not accurate can lead to the incorrect medicine being used, missed appointments, and maybe even death. It is important that communicating with different people from different situations and backgrounds that the service givers understand and use written communication to record the information. The information should be checked and recorded carefully. Files of service users can be kept manually and electronically but whatever the way in which the files are stored it is important that the files are correctly and securely filed away so that they remain confidentially. When the information is needed it is important that is can be retrieved easily. It is important to file information bout service users correctly and securely. D1- The principles and values above relate to being respected because when we value someone that has life experience and we value their views and opinions. The attitudes we display towards them shows respect because we address them in a respectful manor. We also maintain their privacy with confidentiality, all this relates to the principles and values because a lot of the principles and values need to have respect incorporated in them. ...read more.

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