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
Department of Heath (2000) No Secrets: Guidance On Developing and Implementation of Multi-Agency Policies and Procedures to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Abuse. London:
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.
Social work practitioners are involved and aware of all social justice issues in the world today. Domestic Violence is just one major social justice issue which has become more prominent in the world. According to Royal College of Nursing (2013), domestic violence is an incident involving controlling and violent behaviour between intimate partners and/or family members. It also involves physical and emotional abuse. A practitioner working in the field of domestic violence can apply different theories in order to present the best possible outcome for the service user. Three possible theories that can be applied are the psychodynamic theory, systems theory, and the feminist theory. The Psychodynamic theory involves working on a micro level,
In relation to abuse, in health and social care people tends to abuse individuals by doing it physically and this involves slapping, pinching and punching. However, in the health and social care sectors, individuals have no rights to put on such behaviours because it can cause serious harm on an individual 's. Also in terms of abuse, abuse can be done sexual and this involves doing unwanted sex with a child or an adult. So for example, in a school where a male teacher is teaching a female child and he want to have sex with the child and the child refuses. However, if he went on to do it forceful this can be refers to sexual abuse because the child is not in support of it. In addition, abuse can also be done through hate crime, neglecting, verbal
3.1. Explain existing working practice and strategies designed to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts
"Student Choice" Questions: Name one other societal problem or issue that relates to domestic violence. Explain the relationship.
Abuse occurs when people show no interest in other individual’s integrity, mistreatment of people can also result in taking advantage of others vulnerability. There are several types of abuse, I will discuss, physical, emotional, neglect, sexual. I will also analyse the factors that are implemented to assist the health and social care setting.
i.10The sponsor is providing the minor with a safe environment. The placement is located in an apartment complex in Woodbridge, VA. The placement appears to be safe and no visible hazards were observed. The minor is provided her own bed and shares the bedroom with other sisters. The minor did not report any concerns regarding her safety, the placement or the community. The minor is aware she may report any concerns to the CMS, sponsor, teachers or other authorities. The sponsor will continue to provide the minor with a safe environment.
Any professional working with children or young people is responsible for the care and well being of those children. Making sure that a child is safe on or out of a school setting is of paramount importance. Not only does it make a child or young person feel safe in a learning environment but it also gives the child the security to develop and achieve from an early age. For children to be effectively protected, it is essential that everyone accepts the responsibility of their role and to also be protected in that role. E.g. when escorting a child to the toilet or a child needs to be undressed due to any accident, it is vital that another member of staff or child is present as to not allow any allegations of misconduct. Physical contact between
Safeguarding is the action that taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them
Factors leading to the abuse includes: alcohol and substance abuse, gender of victim, social isolation, health problems and loss of family and friends.
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.
CSA is a hidden crime as there are no witnesses present and actively by the perpetrators. In most cases there are little or no physical traces to indicate that a child has being sexually abused. However, some incidents are uncovered when a child’s genitals are injured or infected, or when there are noticeable bloodstains on clothing. Young children rarely disclose incidents of CSA as they lack the vocabulary to interpret such incidents. Majority of them also do not have the capacities to understand what is being done to them.
Domestic violence is a behavior which entails violence or abuse in a familial or private context—such as violence amongst a married couples or cohabitation (an unmarried couple that lives together). Domestic violence includes: domestic abuse, family abuse, family violence and intimate partner violence. Aggressive behaviour at home makes everything harder and less beneficial for humans, moreover, it dissociates family members from each other. Stopping domestic violence is a must, whether people think it is acceptable or not.