3.1. Explain existing working practice and strategies designed to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts
Adult Protection Tactics
Many working practices are applied minimising abuse in Health and Social Care Sectors-
Adams (2007) states that "in England, multiagency codes of practice aiming to tackle and prevent abuse of vulnerable adults developed in the light of the publication of the official guidance No Secrets (DOH and Home Office, 2000)".
Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
Adams (2007) states that "The protection of vulnerable adults (POVA) scheme was introduced in England and Wales in a phased programme from 2004, as required in the Care Standard Act 2000". That make a list of unfit vulnerable adults in England and Wales. …show more content…
Important thing of using information technology is more secured and quickest than the paper based ancient system it is also protective). It ensures the security of being heard the conversation between the cares providers. Anti- discriminatory and anti-oppressive activities minimise the chance of additional abuse. How to evaluate the people who are service user and worker before their entrance in care work were shown in POVA frame work.
Partnership working makes closer within service provider and service also make possible way to know their requirement. Working with numerous working agency is very essential for the protection of vulnerable adult abuse which is not possible by one agency.For enhancement in profession relating to the care of vulnerable protection from abuse local authority have to monitor it very closely with appropriate application of legislation. Organisations of Care have to be ensured about the adequate skill of their worker before going to the service. If it is not maintained there is possible to be occurred e.g. Victoria climbie and Baby p. They died in their premature age only the cause was that the care worker was not enough
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If you suspect abuse you must record what has lead to this suspicion, find out any information you can in order to help determine if this is the truth, you must inform other carers, your manager, the individuals care manager and the relevant authorities to ensure that this suspicion to be investigated as soon as possible. For example, an individual I care for with learning disabilities and epilepsy made a phone call to the organisation I work in around 10pm and informed me that she was going out, as it is her right to chose when and where she goes I could not tell her she could not do so, instead I asked where she was going, she informed me she was going to a party at a friends house, I then tried to obtain information about where her friends
P4- when looking at strategies and communication techniques used with different individuals with different needs whom need to overcome different challenges many aspects must be looked at. A challenge Patrick may face may be awareness and knowledge, he may face this as well as others. Patrick may be aware that he has HIV however he may not be aware how much this will effect him and he may not be aware how to deal with it as he may lack the knowledge. In order to overcome this Patrick could educate himself in depth on HIV, this will help him come to terms with it and will also help him to help others understand HIV. A challenge Alice may face might be acceptance or belief, she may not have the determination to become alcohol free and therefore
The mission statement of Fred Victor Housing reveals that, the agency aims at providing “responsive, accessible, and innovative housing and services” for victims of homelessness and poverty by advocating a more equitable society. Moreover, Fred victor pictures for every individual to have a domiciliary and the panorama for eloquent influence in the public. Furthermore, Fred Victor housing has numerous values and viewpoints, which have moved the organization and sustained it at the helm of affairs in terms of social transformation in Toronto. To begin with, the first value that the housing agency holds dear to its activities is the promotion of health status through direct service provision and partnerships (Stebner, 2008). Hence, this is attained through the progression of working from the idea of impairment decline and communal elements of fitness ideologies.
In P5 of my work I am going to outline and discuss the strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse. The aim of the independent safeguarding Authority (ISA) was established under the Safeguarding Groups Act 2006 to protect children and vulnerable adult to those who might abuse them. The strategy in order to achieve this is through mentoring people who seek access through their work, paid, unpaid and voluntary. As they have to be registered under the vetting and barring scheme and will be checked against one of two barred list. Reference can be defined as being information that is written by a pervious employer that tells the workplace what type of person the individual is and if their experience is valid and if they have the experience to work with vulnerable adult.
1.1 Identify the regulatory requirements, codes of practice and relevant guidance for managing concerns and complaints in own area of work. The Local Complaint Stage (1) Immediately after hearing of a complaint, contact the complainant to determine where their issues lie and what they would like to see as a result of the investigation. It is important that the local manager • Demonstrates a caring attitude and shows that there is a genuine attempt to understand the problem. • Ensures the complainant is aware of the complaint process and timelines • Provides the complainant with their contact name and telephone number • Obtains all complaint details at this point of contact to avoid the customer having to repeat themselves
Task 2 7 / C.P6: Compare the influence of different health and safety laws or policies on health and social care practice in a selected setting There are several different health and safety laws and policies that vary between settings in health and social care aimed towards different legislations that must be followed, and have resulted in improvements in health and social care practice. It is important that these legislations are followed by service providers in order for them to promote safe practice and to fully understand their responsibilities under these legislations. Some of the legislations include the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Care Act 2014, the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Equality Act 2010.
‘’When person, and the interests of a person should be at the centre of all relationships. People and where appropriate their carers, must be recognized as partners in the planning of services which should be integrated and based on collaborative working across all sectors’’ (Health, Social Services and Public Safety) Multi-agency working involved a number of professionals from different medical services all working together to provide the best holistic care for the individuals using the health and social care services. Multi-agency working within the health and social care setting is very important for both the professionals and the patients because it can provide an overall quick and accurate procedure of care.
This ensures that the care provided is tailored to the individual and their unique circumstances. Monitoring, observation, reporting and recording can be demonstrated by observing and noting any changes in an individual's condition or behavior, and reporting any concerns to the appropriate individuals. This includes reporting any signs of abuse or neglect. By doing so, practitioners can identify any potential issues and take action to rectify them. Partnership working can be demonstrated by working closely with other professionals, such as doctors, nurses and social workers, to provide the best care possible for the individual.
The legislations, policies, processes, and code of practices have established the responsibility of employer in the regulation of social care worker. These standards are being set at the national level as they require the social care providers to comply with them. The codes are important step in the introduction of the system of regulation for the social care within four countries of the United Kingdom. They are required to ensure that people working as social care providers are required to understand their responsibilities. They are required to be provided with the appropriate training to handle vulnerable groups requiring assistance from social care providers.
All things considered, the elderly adults can neither voice their opinions, some individuals think that they are not giving anything to society, therefore they don’t see them as important to look after them. Social effects might include that the effects of neglect and abuse will vary from generation to generation, for example, individuals such as grandchildren who witness abuse, will therefore witness behaviour which is negative towards adults who are older, therefore the children will assume it is acceptable to disrespect individuals such as adults. This indicates that neglect of older adults is not a private matter, as it affects individuals, communities and, families, compelling society to carry on with what they assume right. Whilst responding to direct , and indirect disclosure it is important to listen carefully, as there self reliance isn’t that strong, therefore are in a situation where Chloe is not able to rely on herself, therefore the service user who has been victimised to abuse relies on the service provider.
In the ever changing landscape of health and social care and children and young person’s settings there are many pieces of government legislation and regulatory framework that service providers and organisations must now comply with. For example Care Quality Commission (CQC) introduced the essential standards of quality and safety which are central to the workplace. Every staff member has responsibility for providing good quality social care. Social care governance is the process by which organisations ensure good service delivery and promote good outcomes for people who use services.
Safeguarding is protecting people's health, wellbeing and human rights, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. Abuse comes in many forms, for example, physical, sexual, verbal, financial, emotional, discriminatory abuse and neglect and working in substance misuse it is important for me to protect individuals against safeguarding issues, such as blood borne viruses, drug awareness, drug dealing, sex working, domestic violence, neglect to others and self-neglect. I have worked with vulnerable adults, who are or may be in need of community care services due to mental or other disability, age or illness, and who are or may be unable to take care of themselves, or unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. Safeguarding adults involves protecting their rights to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. I have worked in partnership to prevent the risk of abuse or neglect and stopped it from happening.
Assignment: Outline how legislation, policies and procedures relating to health, safety and security influence health and social care settings. Go on to describe how those legislation, policies and procedures promote the safety of individuals in your health or social care setting. Policies, procedures and legislation are found in every establishment. They are required to have them in place in order to protect and keep the employers, employees and service users safe. Legislations in an establishment are a groups of laws set by the government that must be followed otherwise an individual will be prosecuted.
At Adult Protective Services majority of our work involves investigation of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. At Adult Protective Services our job is to protect the vulnerable elderly population, as well as the population that have disabilities. “Only APS is statutorily authorized and responsible for investigating elder and vulnerable adult abuse and taking steps to protect the victims, and it is generally only APS that helps the most frail and incapacitated older persons”(Quin, 2012, p.68). When abuse is suspected, a case worker will reach out to all parties involved, such as the alleged victim, alleged perpetrator, and all collaterals. Unlike many other professions, case worker are not required to have any written consent to speak with
In the UK, over five hundred thousand abuse against elderly people occurred each year. These abuses can occur anywhere, including in someone own home, residential home or hospital. Both older men and women can be at risk of abuse, though the majority of victims are women over the age of 70’s. There are five common types of abuse; physical, psychological, financial, sexual abuse and neglect. Where does elderly abuse to place Elder abuse tends to take place where the senior lives: most often in the home where abusers are often adult children, other family members such as grandchildren, or spouses/partners of elders.