Justine Barksby and Lucy Harper
This book is important for workers supporting people with a learning disability as it explores the important concepts of duty of care. The book also explores how to resolve potential dilemmas that might arise between the person’s rights and the worker's duty of care. The book also looks at how to support people with a learning disability and their families to complain and how to respond to complaints.
This book puts the person with a learning disability at the centre of the support you give. It uses real life stories, activities and thinking points to cover all of the learning outcomes and is full of practical examples of how to apply the ideas to the support that you provide.
The book is designed to support the Level 2 and 3 Diplomas in Health and Social Care (learning disability pathway) and the Common Induction Standards and in particular:
Level 2 - Introduction to duty of care in health and social care or children's and young people's settings
Level 3 - Principles for implementing duty of care in health and social care or children's and young people's settings
If you are starting work with people with a learning disability and are undertaking your induction, studying for the level 2 or 3 diplomas in health and social care, or you want the right information to help your personal development, then Duty of care for learning disability workers is for you.
'I like the presentation style, it is very user friendly and it meets the needs of learners at this level. We recommend this whole series to the organisations that use our services.'
Derek Allford, Business to Business
'...this is a very good introduction to duty of care and it is accessible and readable. I would recommend this book not only to anyone who is working with people with learning disabilities, but also to supervisors and the family carers who are employing personal assistants.'
Denise Needleman, CI investigator, Norah Fry Research Centre
You can buy an electronic version of this book online from eBooks.com