Promoting rights and choices
It is important that we and the people we support know the rights and choices everyone should enjoy
About this resource
In this resource you’ll learn about laws made in Scotland and the United Kingdom (UK) which inform care workers and people using services about the rights and choices everyone should enjoy.
You’ll also learn about safeguarding. Everyone working in child and adult care is responsible for understanding harm and abuse, promoting people’s wellbeing and supporting people to keep themselves safe.
Finally, you’ll explore a real care home service and we’ll ask you to identify how rights and choices are being promoted for people living there.
Promoting rights and choices resources
This resource has three sections to work through, all related to promoting rights and choices. Each of the sections includes a number of topics.
Discover the laws which help care workers promote rights and choices
As a citizen, you have access to legal rights and protections which can help you to live a good life, be successful and feel safe and secure. This applies equally to everyone who uses a care service, and care workers can use their knowledge of the law to promote people’s rights and choices, while also helping them to stay safe. You’ll learn about several of these laws in this resource.
Understand how to promote wellbeing and safeguard people from harm
In this resource we explore wellbeing again from a particular perspective: safeguarding people from harm. Everyone has a right to be protected from harm, and feeling and being safe is crucial to wellbeing.
Identify how rights and choices can be promoted in a real care service
In this final section you’ll have a chance to imagine what it’s like to promote rights and choices in everyday practice. You’ll look around a bedroom, ensuite bathroom and stairway in a care home service and identify items in each room which provide care workers an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in this area.