Safeguarding in Health and Social Care Essay
5516 WordsJan 26th, 201323 Pages
Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), abuse is defined as:
“Single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress including physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, racial abuse, neglect and abuse through misapplication of drugs.”
Abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, it is so alarming that more and more elderly people suffer from abuse everyday. Many elderly adults are being abused in their homes and even in care facilities such as nursing homes responsible for their care. How can elderly groups be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others? And…show more content…
This service user must also not be discriminated in spite of the condition. she has rights and deserves some respect and humane treatment. Article 14 of Human Rights Act of 2008 states that “everyone has the right to be treated fairly regardless of gender, race, religion, sex, age, political views, disability or anything else” (Ministry of Justice, 2008). But if the care provider doesn't know how to respect these rights, then he/she is likely to abuse the client.
1.2There are other risk factors that may lead to incidence of abuse or harm to self and others. Lack of appropriate training and supervision can put not only the client at risk for physical injury but the carer as well. As for Mrs. M, she needs careful moving and handling method and appropriate equipment to avoid non-accidental use of force in turning her. Moreover, lack of staffs and poor working conditions can put the carer and client at risk for abuse as well. Mrs. M being attended by only one carer is not a good practice and must not accepted in the home and tolerated by the service user. This is always the norm in most care home who do not have enough resources especially staff due to lack of funds of qualified staff . Assessing and reviewing the risk involved in moving and handling the service user it is recommended that the service user will need two staffs to assist her in feeding and moving, otherwise she will be left hurting and bruised from rough handling and risk of fall.
11c - Safeguarding Adults P4, P5, M2
9539 WordsJun 1st, 201539 Pages
In this report I will be outlining key legislation and regulation which govern safeguarding adults work, outlining strategies and types of abuse procedure used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse. Also I will be describing legislation and regulations, working strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of two types of abuse.
P4: Outline key legislation and regulations which govern safeguarding adults at work
Legislation | Main Points | Application | Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act 2007 Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) 2010 | * Set for individuals who work with children and vulnerable adults to be registered *…show more content…
* If they do not meet this standard, they are then inspected and measures are then put into place before foreclosure | * Established the protection of vulnerable adult's scheme. It has since been replaced by the ISA's barred list. * Protects individuals against neglect in all places where people are cared for, as it sets out the standard of care that must be abided by in order to protect vulnerable adults from being neglected due to the low standard of care, then the company or organisation can be prosecuted. | Care Homes for Older People: National Minimum Standards and the Care Home Regulation 2003 | * Identified the minimum levels of care a vulnerable adult should be given in care homes | * Set the national minimum standards that individuals in a care home are entitled to expect | The Care Home Regulations 2003 | * Adult placement schemes to be registered and inspected. | * Applied similar national care standards to these schemes as were set forth by the care home | Mental Capacity Act 2005 | * Established the independent mental capacity advocates service * Makes it clear who can make decisions for other individuals in different situations, and how they must go about doing so. * Applies whether the decision is about living changing events or every day matters – relevant to adults of any age, regardless of when they lost capacity | * Aims to help vulnerable people who lack the capacity to make important