A framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.
The social care workforce is vital in supporting the health and care needs within our communities, and we’re incredibly grateful for the work they’re doing in the face of significant and ongoing challenge.
Keeping people who work in social care settings, and those who use social care services, safe and well is critical.
As an adult social care employer, you have a duty of care to secure the health, safety and welfare of your workers and the people who use your service, as far as possible.
You should have a process in place to assess and reduce risk for everyone in your care, regardless of characteristics or vulnerabilities. This should include:
- the risk to the people who use your service, considering any individual characteristics which may put them at increased risk
- the risk in your workplace, which should include travel to and from, and travel between workplaces
- the risk to your workers, including volunteers, considering any individual characteristics which may put them at increased risk.