Poverty: Research suggests that poverty is one of the important factor which lead to different kind of abuses e.g. social exclusion, substance abuse, self-harm, child abuse. Those who are unemployed, particularly long term unemployed, in poor or insecure housing have a higher rate of substance abuse than those who do not fit into these categories.
and whistle blowing is concerned everyone is familiar with the same policies. Each member of staff will receive our ‘safeguarding vulnerable adults policy’ this includes explaining safeguarding, who a vulnerable adult is, different types of abuse, who may abuse, factors and
Individuals who are most at risk are adults that have learning and physical difficulties. This can be because they have difficulty communicating and with their interaction; and do not understand the differences between right and wrong – some adults with autism may experience this. This can lead to individuals taking advantage of them, and manipulating the vulnerable adult into thinking that this situation is normal, so they are not aware that abuse and exploitation is taking place.
Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), abuse is defined as: “Single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress including physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, racial abuse,
This could also be classed as psychological and physical abuse. Question: 1.3 There are many factors to consider that may contribute someone being abused, it may be there medical condition prevents them from being aware of the abuse and lack mental capacity, such as a mental illness and forms of dementia which prevent them of having any control and being isolated.
Unit 4222-205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Outcome 1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse 1. Define the following types of abuse: a. Physical abuse Physical abuse can include: hitting, slapping, pushing, pinching, force feeding, kicking, burning, scalding, misuse of medication or restraint, catheterisation for the convenience of staff,
The individuals more vulnerable to this abuse are elderly people, the ones that live alone, individuals with learning disabilities, and all disable people, individuals who do not have good support networks around them, and individuals being cared for at home who are reliant on another person for care and support.
Financial Is the inappropriate use of funds or theft of funds by another Factors that may lead to an individual being more at risk of abuse than others might include
Of the HFE cases, six identified co-occurring abuse, nine identified co-occurring neglect and one identified both co-occurring abuse and neglect. Interviews were conducted with up to three interviewees per case to include Adult Protective Services (APS) caseworkers (54), victims of reported elder maltreatment (42) and third party uninvolved individuals; such as neighbors, children, and friends (31) (Jackson & Hafemeister, 2012). Data was collected from a statewide database of all reported cases over a two year period. From that data, sources were interviewed and utilizing that data and APS data, important differences were found over the four types of maltreatment and the significance of studying both the victim and the abuser when determining types of elder maltreatment and the risk factors (Jackson & Hafemeister, 2011).
Data that was collected from the studies above are unimaginable. There is a high correlation between abuse and delinquent behavior. Many factors play into reasons why a child may be abused. Some of the factors that play into abuse are as follows: parent or caregiver factors, family factors, child factors, and environmental factors. Examples of parent or caregiver factors are: age, substance abuse, psychological well-being, and history of abuse. Family factors could include a child living in a single parent household. This type of situation may
and unattended medical needs may be signs of neglect. 3. Some individuals are more vulnerable to harm or abuse than others. These are some of the reasons why:
Child abuse is a serious social problem in the world. Child abuse is defined as physical, emotional, and sexual maltreatment by their parents, caregiver, and other people. The goal of this survey is to gather information about how people are aware of the child abuse in their community and society.
There are certain demographics that are more prone to child abuse. Lower income families and young single mothers are the most likely to have child abuse in the home. This is due to the levels of stress in these types of families. When a person gets too stressed, and is not given the proper tools and resources to let that stress out, naturally it goes to a person that is close to them. Most of the time it is the children, all it takes is for the child to do something small, it can be something natural such as crying for no apparent reason as children often do, to take the abuser from simply over stressed to their breaking point.
Assignment #12 – Special Problems We know that elderly are at a higher risk for special problems, like abuse, crime, fraud, and suicide. Address the question below for each of the following special problems. For help you can consult both your text and the internet. This does not
Nichole, I enjoyed reading your post; it’s interesting and good to read something on the topic from a different perspective. I’d have to concur with you about older adults “accepting” abuse and are being are taken advantage of because of their dependence and/or emotional, physical, and mental state. It’s sad knowing that maybe some day this happens everyday to older adults. I’d like to add that older adults also accept abuse because they’re not aware of what abuse is, and where they can go for help. As you said most older adults fear reporting abuse because of repercussions from the abusers themselves, and may not want to report in fear of their abusers, which is most likely their caregiver, going to jail and, as a result they may fear being