Rough handling, for example pushing, pulling, dragging. Unsafe administration of medication, for example, failure to check dosage. Ignoring health needs and social needs such as clean clothing and personal hygiene. Visible injuries or marks of abuse on body and complaints not taken seriously can put them at more danger, harm and risk of abuse. I will ensure that I keep to all the procedures for checking for abuse and the wellbeing of the individuals that I work with; by following these and the individual’s care plan I keep within the minimum standards of care and also work in a person centred way to make sure all individuals are happy and safe.
The health and safety at work is the legislation, which covers the employees’ health and safety in the UK. The law requires a high level of management that employers must follow, they must look at risks and assess them and take a sensible measure to prevent these risks from happening. This policy and procedures is for Risk assessments and the fire policy/procedure. This promotes safety because care organisations have to make sure that they are able to provided a safe environment in a health and social care setting.
A number of families, where CPS workers intervened several times, were subject to child maltreatment and/or neglect, which eventually caused something fatal and/or tragic to occur in either their biological and/or foster care home (Arizona Republic, 2008; The Associated Press, 2015; Bauer, 2012). If CPS workers “[lose] track of [these families]” (Roberts, 2008), which were reported to be an unsafe environment for a child, the child could potentially endure something fatal, such as his/her “remains [washing] up on the… shoreline” (The Associated Press, 2015), being “punched in the face until [he/she passes] out” (Roberts, 2008), being a victim of shaken-baby syndrome, “in which shaking an infant or young child inflicts brain and neck injuries” (Berk, 2012), being “starved, suffocated, burned”(The Denver Post, 2013), etc. If CPS workers miss crucial signs of neglect and/or maltreatment, by performing “drive-by social work” (The Associated Press, 2015), it can lead to tragedies and fatalities amongst children. For example, in New York City it is “the [city’s]…duty to protect [a child] when a Family Court judge [orders] caseworkers to visit [him/her] every two weeks and monitor [their parents-rearing]” (McKinley Jr., 2014); therefore, protecting the child from unsafe environments becomes the job of the city and/or state, which is the employer of
When working with children and young people, it is important that their safety and well-being is paramount. There are a number of guidelines, policies and procedures which cover the safeguarding of pupils, including;
These facilities can be improved to reach higher expectations and tremendous rewards, but in order to do so, these events taking place in nursing homes and assisted living centers need to stop immediately. One way these facilities can improve is to require further education for the employees to complete so there will be an increased amount of suitable crowds hired to work. These facilities are already unbearably expensive so it would be an easy fix to use part of that money to raise the employee’s pay. Once there is a better group of employees with higher education and better pay, then there should be improvement in the care the residents receive. Superb quality nursing homes start with a superb quality administrator. The administrator's job is to make sure everything is on top of its game and the Director of Nursing is doing his/her job. The Director of Nursing’s job is to make sure The LPN (License Practical Nurse)
I am currently working for the drug and alcohol service Blenheim CDP, as part of the Insight team, volunteering in a multicultural and busy area of London. I work independently and as a team to support individuals and their families with issues caused by substance misuse. I provide screening, assessments, risk assessments; implementing, monitoring and reviewing SMART care plans. I build therapeutic relationships while maintaining professional boundaries with clients to deliver tailor-made packages of care using a strengths-based approach. I create supportive solutions by listening to their needs and looking further than their health requirements, working holistically to assist them with wider issues, such as employment, mental health and housing.
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.
Many people are supported in their homes by people who work along side the health and social care service such as social workers,nursers ,doctor and care givers or they may get support from their family members and friends. An elderly person may choose to stay in their own homes instead of a residential care home while seeking help and support from others,however this can lead to potential opportunities for abuse happening to the person who Is being looked after. When an individual is getting support at home by a carer, the individual being cared for is vulnerable and defenseless and therefor this makes them a target for abuse,another example is abuse by strangers,when an elderly person lives alone they are at risk of people calling at the door and then gaining access to their homes,they may steal items from them or mistreat them or cause intimidation.
The environment- When children attend a setting or a house that may not be for children they are going to come across more hazards than they usually do as child aware places are more aware and take out health and safety precautions. These may be trailing wires, loose rugs, cupboards with no locks, no baby gates etc. These are not thought of being made safely secured as children are not usually within the
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
When living as a group it is easy to begin to institutionalise children by taking them all on one activity because it may be easier, or eating the same dinner at the same time each night. However the children are individuals and are not the same as one another, they should not be institutionalised. Each child have different personalities, preferences, wishes and beliefs they should be able to make their own decisions within reason when safe to do so, so that they don’t become institutionalised.
This report will discuss the evidence given in Serious Case Review of Hamzah Khan, who died in 2009 in Bradford, after being starved and neglected for months by his Mother Amanda Hutton. It will highlight main failures and issues associated with safeguarding, recognizing the complexity of multiagency working, along with identification of challenges and barriers in everyday practice with children and families. It will also analyse the key recommendations from the review, making reference to safeguarding policies and procedures within Setting X, as well as developing a constructive critique of the issues that were raised. The report will make brief links to previous significant cases, underlining their influence on policy and legislation framework