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Effects Of Challenging Behavior On Health And Social Care Settings

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Effects of Challenging Behaviour

This assignment will be discussing how legislation applies to challenging behavior. It will also outline how strategies are used to minimise effects of challenging behaviour in health and social care settings. It will further discuss and evaluate how the strategies are used to minimise effects of one type of challenging behaviour in a health and social care setting. There are many legislations that apply to challenging behaviour and these include, The Human Rights Act 1998, The Convention on the Rights of the Child, The Child Act, The Care Standards Act, Every Child Matters.

The most effective way of managing challenging behaviour is to ensure that everyone receiving care has an individualised assessment which outlines their needs and aspirations and an individualised care plan that details how they wish their services to be delivered and takes account of the competency of the care providers to do this. The assessment should take account of any potential challenging behaviour, should include a risk assessment, and should give clear guidance to staff about how to prevent and manage this. The service user should be involved in the whole process of assessment and care planning preferable via a self assessment process.

The Human Rights Act 1998 came into force in October 2000 to protect fundamental rights and freedom contained in the European Convention to Human Rights. The fundamental rights include rights that impact directly on service
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