Principles of safeguarding and protection Principles of communication in adult social care settings

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Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: • Physical abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm. • Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. • Emotional/psychological abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; isolation. • Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s property, money, pension book or other valuables. • Institutional abuse involves failure of an organisation to provide appropriate and professional individual services to vulnerable people. It can be seen or…show more content…
• Local Systems – Safeguarding Adults Boards, Safeguarding policies and procedures for vulnerable adults.’ 3.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse: Safeguarding Adults Boards Role: The overall objective of the board is to enhance the quality of life of the vulnerable adults who are at risk of abuse and to progressively improve the services of those in need of protection The Police Role: Serving the community, respect and protect human dignity and maintain and uphold the human rights of all persons. CRC Role: We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find, including performance ratings to help people choose care. 3.3 Identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse: • October 2013: Police have arrested 7 care workers from the Veilstone Care Home in Bideford in Devon over alleged abuse of people with learning disabilities. • February 2011: Julie Hayden was designated safeguarding champion for the London Borough of Hounslow’s older people’s team at the time the thefts were reported, but failed to follow correct

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