Unit 2 –Principles of Personal Development in Adult Social Care Settings. Essay

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UNIT 2 –Principles of personal development in adult social care settings.
Understand what is required for good practice in adult social care roles. 1.1 Identify standards that influence the way adult social care job roles are carried out.

Below is a list of some of the legislations that are relevant to adult social care. These make up ‘standards’ to follow for good practice. * Care Standards Act 2000 * Domiciliary Care Regulations 2002 * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 * Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 * Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 * GSCC Codes of Practice for social care workers
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2.3 Describe how feedback from others has developed own knowledge, skills and understanding.

During my previous career, it was a requirement that I be frequently observed teaching a class of Special Needs Students. Following this, the observer (usually a member of the senior management team) and I would sit down and discuss first how I felt the lesson had gone and then how they felt it had gone. This would be measured against certain criteria and certain elements would be jointly agreed as areas for development. I would then concentrate on these areas, studying and seeking advice on how to improve them for the next time.
In this way I feel I was able to progress as a professional and provide a better service.

Know how a personal development plan can contribute to own learning and development.

3.1 Define the term ‘personal development plan’.

“A personal development plan (PDP) is defined as 'a structured and supported process undertaken by an individual to reflect upon their own learning, performance and/or achievement and to plan for their personal, educational and career development”.
(from the Higher Education Academy)

3.2 Identify who could be involved in the personal development plan process.

It is a good idea to seek the support from others when planning and reviewing your development. This may include your line manager, your unit manager, other relevant professionals, the company’s