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Duty of Care Awareness

This Duty of Care training provides employers and managers with an understanding of duty of care best practices in the workplace. Your duty of care is a legal obligation and something your care home must abide by to ensure that people in care are kept safe from harm, abuse and injury.

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About this Duty of Care Awareness Training Course

Duty of care refers to the responsibilities held by those who care for others. It is imperative that care staff know about their duty of care, as well as what to do in difficult situations or with errors to ensure the safety of their patient.

This Duty of Care in healthcare course covers an understanding of the working relationship in health and social care, how duty of care contributes to safe practice, the support available, and how to deal with comments, complaints, incidents and difficult situations. This online course is ideal for those who work in the Health and Social Care sector such as healthcare assistants, nursing professionals, social care workers, support workers, and mental health care assistants.

Duration Duration Dependent on the delivery method, this online Duty of Care course takes between 1-2 hours to complete and gain your certificate.
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Duty of Care training course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification
On completion of this online course, either download your Duty of Care certificate or access it later online. 
Accreditations Accreditations This Duty of Care in Healthcare training course is CPD accredited and delivered by a Skills for Care provider. It also meets Wales Legislation requirements.


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Duty of Care Awareness Training Course Outline

The aim of this Duty of Care course is to greater increase your knowledge of your role and responsibilities, as well as relevant legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Defining your role

  • Health and social care working relationships

  • Working together

  • Safe practice

  • Duty of care support

  • Complaints

  • Incidents, errors and near misses

  • Confrontation





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Duty of Care Awareness Training Course Learning Outcome

On completion of this Duty of Care course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • Defining your role
    Understand your role and responsibilities
  • Health and social care working relationships
    Understand the working relationship in health and social care
  • Working together
    Work in ways that have been agreed with your employer and in partnership with others
  • Safe practice
    Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice
  • Duty of care support
    Understand the support available for addressing dilemmas that may arise about duty of care
  • Complaints
    Deal with comments and complaints
  • Incidents, errors and near misses
    Deal with incidents, errors and near misses
  • Confrontation
    Deal with confrontation and difficult situations

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Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve answered the most common questions our training experts often get asked regarding Duty of Care. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

What is duty of care in health and social care? Duty of Care in Health and Social Care is a legal obligation to safeguard others while they’re in your care, including promoting their wellbeing and keeping them safe from harm, abuse and injury.
How does duty of care contribute to safeguarding individuals? Duty of care contributes to safeguarding individuals because it is a healthcare worker's duty and prime concern to look after their patients and ensure their safety and wellbeing. As a result, the duty of care and safeguarding go hand in hand.
How does duty of care affect a care worker? Duty of care affects a care worker in many ways because it’s their responsibility to protect the individuals they care for from harm and promote their rights and wellbeing. Carers must ensure they keep the individuals' interests and wishes at heart. For example, if you don’t have the appropriate resources to provide care due to poor working conditions, then as part of your duty of care, you are required to pass on these concerns to someone such as your manager to resolve this issue.




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Duty of Care Awareness Training Course Delivery Methods

Our online Duty of Care courses in healthcare are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want 
• Track staff progress 
• Study anywhere you want on any device 

Choose how you want this online Duty of Care Awareness training course delivered:


It's easy to get certified in Duty of Care

Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.

Book A Course Book this Duty of Care course by calling us or sending us a message.
Login Once everything has been booked, you will receive login details for you and your staff.
Complete Course Complete the Duty of Care training course you purchased in the delivery method you chose.
Become Certified Great! Now you're certified and can download the Duty of Care certificate from the portal.

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