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Delegate appropriately

What the standard says:


  • Delegation, oversight and support

    4.1 You must only delegate work to someone who has the knowledge, skills and experience needed to carry it out safely and effectively.

    4.2 You must continue to provide appropriate supervision and
    support to those you delegate work to.

Student guidance:

  • You should recognise that the opportunities for delegation will vary during your programme depending on your knowledge, understanding, skills and experience.
  • You should discuss the delegation of tasks with an appropriate member of staff at your education provider or practice placement provider before you take any action.
  • You should follow local policies or guidelines on delegation and working with others produced by your education provider or practice placement provider.
  • If you give tasks to another person to carry out on your behalf, you should make sure that they have the knowledge, skills and experience to carry out the tasks safely and effectively. The education provider or practice placement provider should support
    your decision to delegate.
  • If you give tasks to another person to carry out on your behalf, you should make sure that they have the appropriate information to carry out the tasks safely and effectively.
  • You should explain to service users and carers when you have asked another person to provide any care, treatment or other services.


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Page updated on: 30/09/2020
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