Task 2 Failures to Protect Individuals Essay

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TASK 2 Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals (ADULTS) from abuse. Write an account that describes the unsafe practices in the reviews. Look on Google under UK failures in adult care Report 1. In March 2002, a 30-year-old woman with learning disabilities was admitted to Borders General Hospital in Scotland with multiple injuries as a result of sustained physical and sexual assaults. The abuse had been carried out at home and was perpetrated by three men, one of whom was her carer. ‘The case of the vulnerable adult’ is the term that the individual involved has asked to be used. Her identity is protected under rules giving anonymity to victims of rape. The woman had made allegations against one of the…show more content…
If all seemed well they could have arranged visits for support for the girl for example. Knowing or finding out weather a person is able to fully understand when they have a disability is a difficult thing to do. When the girl’s mother passed away the perpetrator was allowed to become the girls carer and the abuse continued. Before this man was allowed to become the girls carer agencies/social services should have fully investigated the man’s past, he should have gone through interviews and the agencies could have observed/investigated the man’s and girl’s relation/friendship. There would have been no harm for the agencies to go and check on the woman years later and keep on top of visits because if they did this the signs of abuse would have been clear such as dehydration and lack of food, poor clothing, torn genital area and marks on her face and body. Report 2. NHS staff persistently abused a blind and deaf man with a low IQ by tying him up for 16 hours a day, government inspectors revealed today in a damning report on services for people with learning disabilities. Carers employed by the Cornwall Partnership NHS trust bound his arms together with cloth bandages and fastened them to his bed or wheelchair, to stop him slapping himself in the face. They found evidence in personnel files
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