Duty of care contributes to safeguarding or protection of individuals as you will stop and think before doing a task by asking yourself is this right for the service user

Duty of care contributes to safeguarding or protection of individuals as you will stop and think before doing a task by asking yourself is this right for the service user? are they at risk? Are they safe from harm? By following agreed standards and policies the service user will be less likely to suffer abuse or harm, and if they do happen it’s our duty of care to report incidents. Clear reporting systems are in place to deal with issues raised and when you follow them you are fulfilling your duty of care and the protection of your service users.