Consequences of Not Following Agreed Ways of Working

Consequences can effect:

  • The Client – Service users could be put at risk from unsafe practice resulting in harm or even death.
  • The Organisation – Not adhering to agreed ways of working will also have an impact on the overall standards of your work place, leading to complaints from service users/their families or poor outcomes from external inspections
  • The Care/ Support Worker – Sanctions against you could include:


  • Warnings
  • Disciplinary actions
  • Suspension
  • Criminal prosecution and if found guilty fines or imprisonment
  • Deregistration if in a professional role
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