ASSIGNMENT 204 - TASK B - RESEARCH AND ACCOUNT Essay

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ASSIGNMENT 204 - TASK B – RESEARCH AND ACCOUNT

IDENTIFY TWO REPORTS ON SERIOUS FAILURES TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS ON ABUSE. WRITE AN ACCOUNT THAT DESCRIBES THE UNSAFE PRACTICES IN THE REVIEWS.

REPORT 1
Concerns at Winterbourne View Hospital first came to light after a charge nurse raised the issues with the hospital in October 2010 and his allegations were passed on to the local authority, South Gloucestershire council, in its capacity as lead safeguarding agency and then relayed to the CQC in December 2010 but nothing was done.
In May 2011 the BBC released undercover footage about the appalling way vulnerable residents at Winterbourne View Hospital were being treated, once the footage was released it came into light that the owners
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Inspectors who visited Winterbourne View considered taking urgent action to close the centre, but decided that it was in the best interests of the patients to allow NHS and local authority commissioner’s further time to find alternative placements.
CQC ensured that there would be an immediate stop on admissions and that extra staff would be brought in to protect patients until they could be moved.
When they were satisfied that those arrangements were in place, CQC took enforcement action to remove the registration of Winterbourne View, the legal process to close a location. The hospital closed in June.

The report is full of unsafe practices such as;
‘The providers had failed in its legal duty to notify the Care Quality Commission of serious incidents including injuries to patients or occasions when they had gone missing.’ ‘Staff did not appear to understand the needs of the people in their care, adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviour.’
Winterbourne view was not ‘compliant with 10 of the essential standards which the law requires providers must meet.’ ‘People who had no background in care services had been recruited, references were not always checked and staff were not trained or supervised properly.’
‘Some staff were too ready to use methods of restraint without considering alternatives.’

REPORT 2

‘In July 2006, Steven Hoskin was found

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