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".
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.
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. A person who is vulnerable and living alone are at risk of physical and sexual because there is no one there to stop this abuse from happening.
I hope to provide support and medical social services to the elderly population. I realize that senior citizens sometimes struggle with unique age-related health issues and debilitating diseases that make it hard to pursue fully functioning lives. As a social worker I’d help elderly individuals and their families examine their needs, and determine how to make those things happen. The elderly sometimes also endure loss of family support, lack of mobility, depression, abuse and loneliness. I hope to address the daily battles facing our elderly by helping them maintain their independence and dignity.
AC 2.1: The main features of social work provision for children. Social work aims to make provision for children in care, provide in regard to child welfare, and provision about regulation of social workers. The Children and Social Work Bill 18 May 2016, Social work ensures stability and safety of children, makes assessments of the effects of the past abuse on the child and reviews the current and likelihood of the future abuse. Places children into foster care if necessary and makes follows ups on looked after-children in foster care, orphanages and those who have been adopted to observe their integration and progress over time. Social work has the responsibility to safeguard children and young people from potential harm from anybody could be from family members, carers or others.
Safeguarding is an important part of integrated working. When professionals work together in an integrated way, they put the individual at the centre of all activities to help identify their holistic needs earlier to improve their life outcomes. It is important to see safeguarding as part of a continuum, where prevention and early intervention can help children, vulnerable adults and families get back on track and avoid problems turning into a crisis. Protection is a central part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. It is the process of protecting an individual identified as either suffering or at risk of suffering significant harm as a result of abuse or neglect.
I started my career with the intent to be at the bedside caring for patients. In the past 4 years I have been learning but not a majority from books or in a laboratory but from human to human contact. I work for a safety net hospital; truly no one is turned away. I’ve helped collaborate care in a time of crisis for people that bring with them cultures, beliefs and values from half way around the world.
Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Student Name: Student I.D: Submission date: Contents Introduction 2 Task-1 3 1.1 Explain why particular individuals and groups may be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and other 3 1.2 Review risk factors which may result in incidence of abuse and/or harm to self and others 4 1.3 Analyse the impact of social and cultural factors on different types of abuse or harm to self and others 4 Task 2 6 2.1 Analyse the strengths and weaknesses in current legislations and policies relating to those vulnerable 6 2.2 Explain how key professionals are involved in the protection of individuals and groups vulnerable to abuse 7 Task 3 8 3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of working practices to minimise
I love spending time with kids of all ages and getting to know what them. When I think about my strengths, academics are definitely on the list, but they don’t compare to the irrevocable passion I have for children. I believe my determination to exceed and my passion are an accurate reflection of my character and strengths and they also connect to why I would be an excellent addition to NHS. Kenwood’s NHS chapter has a lot to offer me, just as I have a lot to offer it in
NHS and community care act 1990: sets out the duties of local authorities to assess an individual’s needs and ensure that each individual receives the required services to which they are entitled. Human rights act 1998: sets out an individual’s rights and freedoms under the law. Carers act 2004: ensures carers are identified and informed of their rights and that their needs for education, training, employment and leisure are taken into consideration. Mental capacity act 2005: provides the legal framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of those who lack the mental understanding to do so themselves. Safeguarding vulnerable groups act 2006: ensures unsuitable persons are barred from working with vulnerable adults and that employers
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
Social work is a career that I have recently become interested in pursuing. I spent many years with misconceptions concerning the sector. However, following three years of working close by these experts, I have picked up a more profound comprehension of the significance of the work. I am especially interested in working in child welfare along with terminally ill children. I have got to a stage in my career where I have started to search out instruction that will make me more efficient in creating plans and providing services for vulnerable people.
In addition to working with at risk youth I am currently employed with Butterfly Effects. This company serves children diagnosed with Autism and other learning disabilities. The joy and rewarding feeling that I have received from interacting with children has made me want to continue working with children when I become a social worker. Children in our community should be growing, learning, and thriving every day.