Allocates duties to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the UK to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. It focuses on the idea that children are best cared for by their own families, however it also makes provisions for parents and families who do not cooperate with the professional bodies.
This essay will attempt to critically examine the importance of interagency working in the safeguarding and protection of children and young people in the UK. It will consider both the challenges and how these have or might be overcome. It will look at key government legislation in respect to child welfare and pay particular note to high profile cased where interagency working has appeared to be less that effective in maintaining safeguards for vulnerable children, in particular. Consideration will be given to models of working that support interagency collaboration and of how some of these models may have been implemented in current
Working together to safeguard children 2006 sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children’s Act 1989 and the Children’s Act 2004. It is important that all practitioners within settings and environments looking and caring after children and young people must know their responsibilities and duties in order to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, following their legislations, policies and procedures.
Abstract Whilst agencies in many sectors have been encouraged to work together to better meet the needs of service users, multi-agency working is now a central feature of government policy. In relation to children’s services, the National Service
Working together to Safeguard Children (2010) sets out how organisations and individuals should work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people in accordance with the Children Act 1989 and the Children Act 2004. Working Together is addressed to practitioners and frontline managers who have particular responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and to senior and operational managers in:
Orchid View, a care home for the elderly in Sussex was closed following a serious case review, whereby 34 recommendations were made following 19 deaths caused by sub-optimal care along with 5 patients dead from natural causes due to neglect. There was a lack of respect and dignity, poor nutrition and hydration, staff shortages and the mismanagement of medication. Patients were oppressed as call bells were inaccessible to them, being left out of their reach, and those call bells that rang were unanswered. There was a lack of clear management, resulting in understaffing which reduced the amount of care that could be provided. As this was a private home it could be said that profit outweighed quality of care. Immobile residents were left in soiled bedding, resulting in a complete lack of dignity,
Slamming doors, screaming, vases crashing to the floor, this is what most people picture when domestic violence is brought(passive) up. This isn’t always the case; there are many forms of abuse and many signs. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Joint Task Force Guantanamo Troopers should know the signs and what to do if they know or suspect that someone is a victim of domestic violence.
Physical and Emotional Control : Abusers will not allow their partners to enjoy the independence that others have over their lives.
Domestic Violence is a common pattern of aggressive behavior inside the family, typically between intimate partners. This type of violence includes not only physical abuse but also sexual abuse, psychological/emotional abuse, and financial abuse. According to the CDC "on average, 20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the United States. Over the course of a year, that equals more than 10 million women and men"( "The National"). In this paper, I will discuss the warning signs of abuse, how the abuser justifies his actions, why victims stay in abusive relationships, and how the victims can protect themselves.
While going through research, the most difficult aspect to recognize the signs of abuse and neglect is that people with developmental disabilities may have some physical and / or mental characteristics due to the nature of their disability. Therefore, it is very important to recognize changes in behavior or health (especially those not normally associated with the same disability) as possible indicators of abuse. It is also important to note that there is no universal answer to abuse or neglect.
“Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul” (Dave Pelzer). Children should spend their time playing not wondering when or where their going to get hit. This research paper is meant to inform people about how severe child abuse can be and what can happen to children once the abuse stops. In my opinion no one really knows how bad child abuse can be and why kids are afraid to speak out about it. Child abuse is hidden in the world and no child should be subjected to it.
The concept of clinical governance arose in the late 1990’s, following inexcusable incidents of medical malpractice. These incidents were key indicators to health professionals and the public that standards were not being up held and as result patients were being put in undue danger (Stonehouse, 2013). Although these incidents were dealt with accordingly, risks will always remain apparent, thus making clinical governance an issue to be embraced and fully employed by individuals and organisations. The chief components of clinical governance include; clinical risk, policies and procedures, patient information, clinical audit, clinical effectiveness, research and development, complaints, quality improvements, performance monitoring and training and development (Patel, 2010). These elements interlink and strive towards improving overall patient care. Every patient has a right to quality standardised care and it is therefore every member of staff’s responsibility to work towards ensuring continuous provision (Som, 2011).