Care Value Base

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As a care worker you have certain responsibilities towards your clients

The Care value Base is a set of principles that all care workers must adhere to in all dealings with clients

The Care Value Base

A theoretical framework which promotes good practice within health and social care. It provides carers with a common set of values and principles within which to work. The care value base addresses the following:

To foster people€™s rights and responsibilities. These include rights such as that to be different, freedom from discrimination, confidentiality, choice, dignity, effective communication, safety and security

To foster equality and diversity of people. This includes understanding common assumptions such as those which surround gender, race, age, sexuality, disability and class and understanding prejudice, stereotyping and labelling and their effects. It is important to understand one€™s own beliefs, assumptions and prejudice and in addition to this the benefits of diversity.

To maintain the confidentiality of information. This involves using the legal framework included in the Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1998 and the Access to personal Files Act 1987. Policies and procedures relating to confidentiality are implemented to value and protect the rights of a client.