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View Unit : Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities

Unit
Unit Reference Number
K/601/6285
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
20
Unit Credit Value
2
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit needs to be assessed in line with the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Know the importance of risk taking in everyday life for individuals with disabilities

1.1

Identify aspects of everyday life in which risk plays a part

1.2

Identify aspects of everyday life in which, traditionally, individuals with disabilities were not encouraged to take risks

1.3

Outline the consequences for individuals with disabilities of being prevented or discouraged from taking risks

1.4

Explain how supporting individuals to take risks can enable them to have choice over their lives to:

• gain in self-confidence

• develop skills

• take an active part in their community

2

Understand the importance of positive, person-centred risk assessment

2.1

Explain how a person-centred approach to risk assessment can have a more positive outcome than traditional approaches

2.2

Identify the features of a person-centred approach to risk assessment

2.3

Describe ways in which traditional risk assessments have tended to have a negative focus

3

Know how legislation and policies are relevant to positive risk taking

3.1

Identify legislation and policies which promote the human rights of individuals with disabilities

3.2

Describe how to use a human rights based approach to risk management

4

Understand how to support individuals with disabilities in decisions about risk-taking

4.1

Explain the connection between an individual’s right to take risks and their responsibilities towards themselves and others

4.2

Outline how the principle of ‘Duty of Care’ can be maintained whilst supporting individuals to take risks

4.3

Describe ways of enabling individuals with disabilities to make informed choices about taking risks

4.4

Outline the particular challenges that may arise when supporting individuals to make decisions if they have had limited previous experience of making their own decisions

4.5

Explain the potential positive and negative consequences of the choices made about taking risks

4.6

Describe what action to take if an individual decides to take an unplanned risk that places him/herself or others in immediate or imminent danger

4.7

Explain why it is important to record and report all incidents, discussions and decisions concerning risk taking

5

Understand how to support individuals with disabilities to manage identified risks

5.1

Explain the importance of including risks in the individual’s support plan

5.2

Explain why it is important to review risks in the individual’s support plan

5.3

Outline why it is important to communicate and work in a consistent way with all those supporting the individual

5.4

Describe ways of supporting individuals with disabilities to test out the risk they wish to take

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