NQSW resource - Outcome statement 6: Review
Review: Achieving this outcome
Here are some ways of demonstrating that you have achieved this outcome:
- Show that you are aware of and have used and complied with relevant national and local guidance in planning for support, for example, the timeframe within which review should occur.
- Show you have applied the Skills for Care's Common core principles to support self-care.
- Your review must be person-centred, with a focus on improved outcomes. You need to show that you have involved the person and heard and recorded their wishes and aspirations.
- Show you have involved family, friends, carers, advocates and any networks of support in the community. It is your responsibility to facilitate their input and ensure information is presented appropriately.
- Show how you have balanced any concerns about risk and safeguarding. Make sure you are clear about the issues and have recorded the action you have taken as a result.
- When dealing with areas of conflict where resolution has not been possible, make sure that people know about their rights to complain or to get advocacy support.
- It is likely that other professionals will have been involved with the delivery of a care plan. You may be leading the review, or contributing a report on your input. Show that you are aware of your particular role, and how you have used and shared information from elsewhere to inform your judgement.
- Revisions to a care plan should be agreed, with clear actions and responsibilities. You also need to gain approved authorisations for any changes.
- If you are not sure about your decisions, role or judgement, you should record where you have raised the issue and with whom, for example, your supervisor, colleagues or other organisations.
Check how far you have met this outcome
- Used appropriate national and local guidance, legislation and policy to inform your actions and decisions?
- Maximised the involvement of the person, their family, friends and carers, and used independent advocates where appropriate?
- Worked with other professionals, as part of the review process, to improve your knowledge and understanding of the person, inform your judgement, and manage any areas of conflict?
- Managed and resolved differences of opinion?
- Identified and taken action to safeguard the well-being of people, while having due regard for their rights to take risks?
- Critically analysed all the information available and used it to produce a review which balances the needs and wishes of individuals?
Use the Portfolio (Word file) document to record your reflection on this outcome statement.