Identify five examples of circumstances/instances throughout
a hypothetical placement in a social care service setting where a social care
worker might (hypothetically) be at risk of someone taking a legal action
against them under the following headings:
1. Professional Negligence
2. Equality Law
3. Contract Law
Each example must address one or more of the three areas of
law listed above. All of the three areas
of law must be addressed at least once.
Each example should identify the following:
a. What is the incident or circumstance
b. What area(s) of law above are relevant
c. Explanation as to how or why actions or behavior of social care worker could lead to a legal action.
The word count for the assessment is 1,500 words. A 10% deviation above or below the word count
The deadline for submission is Friday 12th
February 2021 at 2pm via Turnitin.
Referencing in accordance with IT Carlow policy ‘Credit
where Credit is Due’ should be used for part c. of your examples, where
This assessment accounts for 40% of your overall marks in
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