National policies and local systems relating to safeguarding and protecting adults from abuse are no secrets 2000, equality act 2000, equal opportunities act 2010, human right act 1998, metal health act, mental capacity act 2005, CRB checks, quality care
My working environment deals with adult. A vulnerable adult is a person aged eighteen years or over who needs to depend on other people for at least some of their care and support and is unable to protect themselves from harm or exploitation. This can be due to learning disabilities, mental health problems, age or illness, and physical disability or impairment. Every adult has a right to respect, dignity, privacy, equity and a life free from abuse (Joint Committee on Human Rights). There are a growing number of incidents of adult abuse, many of which are not reported. That is why everyone has a responsibility to help prevent adult abuse by doing something about it especially I have a duty of care in my profession under my competencies to protect vulnerable people. There are robust, policies and procedures for safe guarding and protecting adults and
Safeguarding vulnerable group act 2006 is an Act that protects vulnerable people from abuse. Legislation policies and procedures for safeguarding groups have made health and social care staff much more aware of what is regarded as abuse and how to identify that abuse may have occurred. This rule helps to know what to do and how to do it if you suspect any kind of maltreatment or abuse or if an individual tells you that they are being abused. (Stretch, Whitehouse, health and social care level 3 books 1 P105).
P5= Describe strategies and working practices used to minimise abuse. In this assignment i will be describing different strategies and working practices used in different health and social care settings to minimise abuse. Looking at different characteristics of abuse is the fundamental part in trying to minimise abuse. There are different types of strategies i will be describing the following six: Written and Oral Communications
Are all laws put into place to help protect an individual from abuse whilst ensuring they can still for fill their right and maintain a sense of individuality. If the person is in care the organisation will have policy’s and procedures in place to risk asses and ensure the protection of the carers, organisation and the individual from danger, harm and abuse.
A significant element of a practitioner’s role in protecting themselves would be to read policies and procedures that are put in place to safeguard them and children or young people in their care. In a care setting a professional can protect themselves by:
safeguarding, who a vulnerable adult is, different types of abuse, who may abuse, factors and
With the intention of integrated care, ‘The Better Care Fund’ (DOH, 2014b) united health and social care budgets yet, left ‘unringfenced’, health services have been prioritised at the expense of Adult Social Care. Consequently, substantial funding gaps has forced financial constraints across the board within the Social Care Sector (The King’s Fund, 2015). In turn, this protocol creates a reverse economic effect as, denied of essential support, those most in need potentially require additional support to counteract the impact of increased risk and harm, and deteriorating wellbeing. This essay discusses how the duties and powers of Care Act 2014 keep people with care and support needs safer and better protected from harm and abuse by others, as well as addresses the factors which
* working with person centred values – these may include things that are specific to the individual, their rights and dignity should be respected at all times. Individuals have the values of any person in the world; rights, independence, privacy, dignity, choices for every aspect of life, partnership & individuality should all be respected in order for a person to have their own values met. If all these things are met for the individual, then the likelihood of abuse may be reduced due to the person being able to make his/her own decisions in everyday tasks E.G. choosing clothing/meals/activities. Each individual whether in care or not has the expectation to be listened to and their choices respected, if this is not done, then the
M1- Assess the likely immediate effects of two different forms of abuse on the health and wellbeing of adults
Multi-agency working reduces the risk of abuse to adults by using legal frameworks, one of the most effective legal frameworks used when multiagency working is A national framework of standards for good practice and outcomes in adult protection work 2005, this framework reduces abuse when multi-agency working as it focuses on patients who are unable to protect themselves from harm, this framework aims to:
Adult safeguarding was defined as, a range of activity aimed at upholding an adult’s fundamental right to be safe at the same time as respecting people’s rights to make choices. Safeguarding involves empowerment, protection and justice. In practice the term “safeguarding” is used to mean both specialist services where harm or abuse has, or is suspected to have, occurred and other activity designed to promote the wellbeing and safeguard the rights of adults. Following the Civil Service rapid evidence assessment methodology1, having formulated the questions to be addressed by the review and developed a conceptual framework, inclusions and exclusion criteria were agreed. Articles published in 2002 or later, relevant to the review questions were included. Studies were excluded if they were not relevant, for example: health focused, concerned with children rather than adults. A wide range of databases, web-sites and grey literature were searched and screened, using search terms related to adult safeguarding, adult protection and workforce, staff and training. Experts in the field were also asked to identify relevant resources and guidance. Results Overall, much of the evidence on workforce and adult safeguarding is based on a limited number of studies and cases. Much of the work reviewed was of little specific relevance to the social care workforce. Most
We as social care workers need to safe guard vulnerable people. When it comes to safe guarding there are laws that protect individual people under the Children’s Act 1989 it states It shall be the general duty of every local authority in addition to the other duties imposed on them by this Part to safeguard and promote the welfare of children within their area who are in need; and, so far as is consistent with that duty, to promote the upbringing of such children by their families - by providing a range and level of services appropriate to those children's needs.( www.legislation.gov.uk).
* Conduct a literature review (journals; text book, etc.) on the safe guarding vulnerable individuals (i.e. children; disabled; elderely) policy within health and social care settings and summarize its aims and objectives
(1) There are several interesting issues that the documentary addresses. One of them being the suggestion that our understanding of elder abuse lies decades behind that of child abuse. Edwin Walker states that, "in the field of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, we are 40 years behind that of Child Protective Services" (Npt, 2017). Also, elder abuse is underreported. Apparently, it is estimated that one in ten adults over the age of 60 is a victim and that “there are over five million elder abuse victims in the U.S, which is more than the combined total of child abuse victims and domestic violence victims” (2017). But of course, there is no way to be 100 percent sure of the actual numbers of older adults being abused. Furthermore,