Essay about Nvq Level 3 Adult Social Care

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Understand how duty of care contributes to safe practice.

1. Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role.
It is very important as we are responsible for all the members while they are attending the project and it would not be professional if any of them were to come to any harm.

2. Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding of protection of individuals.
Duty of care is a requirement to exercise a reasonable degree of attention and caution to avoid negligence which would lead others to harm. You need to be aware of the surrounds at all time and check if there are any hazards which could be harmful.

2. Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an individual’s rights and the
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1.1vi Self neglect
This is abuse that an individual does to themselves
1.1vii Neglect by others
Caused by others

2. Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse.
Physical abuse
❖ Bruises (black eyes)
❖ Broken bones
❖ Open wounds, cuts, punctures
❖ Untreated injuries
❖ Unexplained injuries
❖ Individual’s reporting of been hit, slapped, kicked or mistreated
Sudden change in behaviour
Sexual abuse
❖ Bruises
❖ Soreness around the genitals
❖ Pregnancy
❖ Unexplained venereal disease or genital infections
❖ Unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding
❖ Torn, stained or bloody underclothing
❖ An individual’s report of being sexually assaulted or raped
Emotional/psychological abuse
❖ Being emotionally upset or agitated
❖ Being extremely withdrawn - non responsive
❖ Unusual behaviour
❖ Depression
❖ Confusion
❖ Nervousness
❖ An individual’s report of being emotionally/psychologically been abused
Financial abuse
❖ Sudden lose in assets
❖ Bills not being paid
❖ Lack of funds on a day to day basis
❖ Insufficient food in the house
❖ Unusual or inappropriate financial transactions
Institutional abuse
❖ Lack of privacy when personal care being given
❖ Lack of personal clothing or possessions
❖ Lack of a proper complaints procedure
❖ A history of valid complaints
❖ Poor communication between staff, service users, managers and visitors
❖ Breaches…