Explain the nature of different professional relationships in health and social care.

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3.1 Explain the nature of different professional relationships in health and social care.

Within health and social care there are many types of professionals who work to increase service users health and well – being. The different types of professionals working with a service user may vary depending on the illness. Professionals who work along side the health and social services include GP, Nurse, CPN, Health visitor, Physiatrist, Occupational Therapists etc.
(Nhscareers.nhs.uk, 2014)

As I am in placement at an organisation that supports service users and their carers to build a better future, the professionals I see working together would be a social worker and a family worker. Although, within the staff members there are also
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Legislation includes Safeguarding, Human Rights Act 1998 and the Health and Safety at Work Order. Before I went on placement I had to get an Access NI police check to ensure I was legible to work with vulnerable adults.

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Policy is developed from the Regional Adult Protection Policy and Procedural Guidance. The national legislation was introduced in September 2006 by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety. As my placement is an organisation helping individuals who care for adults with learning disabilities and helping their children, this legislation was very important to me. When I was discussing the Vulnerable Adults Policy with the manager, she mentioned to me the main principles which had been set by the DHSSPSNI to ensure full protection of service users. The principles underpin the regional procedural guidance these include:

privacy be treated with respect and dignity lead an independent life and be enabled to do so be able to choose how to lead their lives the protection of the law have their rights upheld regardless of ethnic origin, gender, sexuality, impairment or disability, age and religious or cultural background
Have the opportunity to fulfil personal aspirations and realise potential in all aspects of daily life.
(Dhsspsni.gov.uk, 2014)
The Human Rights Act


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