A duty of care requires you to take all reasonable steps to prevent a person for whom you are responsible being harmed or injured from foreseeable accidents and other events while in your care. Duty of care applies to managers in relation to staff as it does to service users. Care staff’s main duty of care is to their service users.

Discuss/give one reason for any likely failure in duty of care for each of the following, taking into account the type of service (domiciliary care or care home) in which you work as the implications for duty of care might be different. State if you think there might not be a failure in the duty of care, again taking your type of service into account.

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