4 Emergency care plans
So far in this topic you have learned about positive risk-taking that takes into account the cared-for person’s mental capacity, and ways to promote their independence using the least restrictive practice. Now you consider what happens when a carer is unable to continue in their caring role for whatever reason. Depending on the circumstances this might be for an hour or for weeks. In this topic you learn how an emergency care plan can contribute to positive risk-taking and you practise completing such a plan.