Mistreatment of people brought about by poor or inadequate care or support, r systematic poor practice that affects the whole care setting . It occurs when the individuals wishes and needs are sacrifice for the smooth running of a group,service or organization. Self neglect Self neglect is any failure of an adult to take care of himself or herself that causes or is reasonably likely to cause within a short period of time serious physical,mental or emotional harm or substantial damage to or loss of assets. Neglect by others Neglect is the failure to provide necessary care, assistance,guidance or attention that causes, or or is reasonably likely to cause the person physical ,mental or motional harm or substantial damage to or loss of assets.
Iii Identify signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse Abuse can show as physical effects and symptoms. These are likely to be accompanied by emotional signs and changes in behavior,but this is not always the case. Signs of physical abuse Frequent or regular falls or injuries Property bruising – small bruises,usually on the chest,caused by poking with a finger or pulling clothes tightly Fingernails – often on arms or shoulders Bruising in areas not normally bruised such as the inside of thighs and arms Signs of sexual
Unusual sexual behavior Blood or marks no underclothes Recurrent genital/ urinary infections Complaints of soreness or infections in the genital/ anal area Frequent complaints of abdominal pain Change in behavior Signs of emotional Loss of interest in appearance Loss of confidence Becoming afraid of making decisions Signs of financial Sudden change in attitude to financial matters Sleeping problems Feeling depressed or hopeless Any behavior changes could indicate that the service user is a victim of some form of abuse, but remember that they are only an indicator and will need to be inked to other factors to arrive at a complete picture Iii Explain the correct actions to take if you suspect an individual is being abused Report your concerns to your line manager/ supervisor. Via Explain the correct actions to take if an individual tells you they are being abused If a client tells you they are being abused,you should stop what you re doing and listen carefully to them. Al conversations should be treated with confidence and information only passed on to those who need to know. Even if the person speaks in strictest of confidence,line managers must still be informed ND the discussion written down. Never agree with the client that you wont tell someone who can do something about it. VA Identify how to ensure that any evidence of abuse is kept safe There may be situations where you have evidence of abuse,either because you have witnessed it happening or because you have other evidence such as bank slips, forged pension books,etc. In this situation must be reported immediately to your supervisor,or the person identified in the procedures followed by your workplace for cases of suspected abuse. O make sure that you provide all the evidence in detail with full information about how O found the evidence and how and where you have recorded it. If you have witnessed,or intervened in,an act of abuse that may constitute a criminal offence, you must not remove any possible evidence until the police have examined the scene. Aviva Identify the national policies that set out requirements for safeguarding individuals Safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006 No secrets act 2000 Care standards act 2000 Via Identify the local and organizational systems for safeguarding Safe guarding vulnerable groups act 2006 Criminal records bureau ICQ human rights act 1998
Viii Explain the roles of different agencies and professionals that are involved in safeguarding individuals Police,- criminal(assault ,fraud, theft domestic violence) Council, – to protect people using their service – make sure they re safe extend help where needed to support those experiencing abused neglect in their own homes Social workers – to investigate actual or suspected abuse or neglect Curb- to check an individuals past to see if they have any criminal convictions staff,nurses,medical professionals – they can diagnose treat and examine and scored any evidence ICQ – to regulate and inspect care providers Xix Identify sources of advice, support and information to help social care workers understand their own role in safeguarding Health authorities, local authority social services My manager, colleagues My company’s policies and procedures on safeguarding The internet ICQ Independent safeguarding authority Books Training and advise from training 204 Task B Research and Account Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals from abuse. Write an account that describes the unsafe practices in the reviews. Suggested word count: 400 words 204 Task C – Short Answer Questions CIA Explain what a social care worker must do if they become aware of unsafe practice. They must report the matter to their line manager or senior using the whistle blowing policy keeping a recorded document of times,places and events of unsafe practice and any other evidence they are able to obtain.
If the unsafe practice is by the manager then must report to a higher member within the company so the matter can be resolved. CGI Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported UT nothing is done to ensure it is corrected. If a care worker reported unsafe practice and nothing is done to correct it the social care worker needs to keep recorded documentation the person who they reported it to, keep reporting it and keep recording it and keeping recorded documentation as evidence and advise the person performing unsafe practice of what they are doing wrong and work to the best practice you know. If still nothing is done to correct the unsafe practice the social care worker can contact ICQ and advise them on the unsafe practice.
Xiii Describe three factors that may make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others. Factor 1; physical disability – physical disability any form can make individuals more vulnerable to abuse as they often are unable to speak out about who is abusing them or what type of abuse is occurring and makes them vulnerable to abusive attacks. Factor 2; age – age of all types can have an effect both young and old are more vulnerable to abuse. Old people are more vulnerable to financial abuse if they are not in control of their own finances along tit physical and mental abuse children are vulnerable to grooming ,sexual, physical,mental and emotional abuse.
Factor 3; mental illness – mental illness makes people vulnerable as they may be unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves from significant harm and exploitation Civic Explain how adopting a person centered approach which offers choices and upholds rights can empower an individual and help to reduce the likelihood of abuse. Treating individual with respect, supporting individuals rights to control their lives and make informed choices, promoting individual views, eloping individual service users and care workers to make complaint and maintaining confidentiality encourage service users to comment and attend in the meeting. Those practices help individuals to squire their self esteem and recognize their values, rights, and powers what protect them being abused. C.v. Explain how encouraging and promoting active participation can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.