We must monitor the clients behaviour and ensure we check their mobility hasnt deteriorated . If this happens they may need futher assessments so that equipment becomes available. If the manager does not feel we are meeting the clients needs he/she will arrange for the client to be moved to a more suitable home. The manager has to ensure all staff are trained to prevent accidents and also ensure their are suffient staffing levels. 2.2 Know how to address conflicts or dilemmas that may arise between an
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Short Answer Questions NVQ Unit 5 – 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3 Tech Cert Unit 4 – 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3 1. Explain what a care worker must do if they become aware of unsafe practices. Firstly they must ensure that the service user is safe and out of any immediate danger, and preserve any evidence of the abuse if there is any. They then need to report this to a supervisor/manager who should then contact social services and/or the police. Also reports will need to be written up.
Making sure they are properly labelled is very important as unmarked containers could be easily used incorrectly and the improper substance could cause injury to anyone involved. Also making sure that the substances are kept in acceptable conditions is important, for example some medication is required to be chilled, and so keeping them in a secure and locked fridge would be the only way to secure them safely and to keep them working as well as they possibly can. •Using hazardous substances All hazardous substances should be handled with care, this includes reading the on the label before use, never mixing different substances together, as this can cause very noxious gases and damage you or anyone in the vicinity. You should also only use a substance if you have been trained to do so, which includes using the proper PPE like rubber or latex gloves when using general cleaners as some chemicals can be absorbed through the skin and cause injury or illness. Also, if you encounter any difficulties when using a product then it should be reported immediately to the appropriate person and recorded in the accident book if necessary.
2.3- There are ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved by: •Make a written record of messages (e.g. answer-phone) to ensure they are not lost. Include the date and time and sign them• Ensure written records (notes, letters, bank statements, medication records etc.) are kept in a safe place•Don’t tidy up, wash clothes, bedding or other items.•Do not try to clear or tidy anything up•Try not to touch anything unless you have to for the immediate wellbeing of the victim – if you have to try to make a record of what you have done•If any sexual offence is suspected try to discourage the victim from washing, drinking, cleaning their teeth or going to the toilet until the police are present•Preserve anything used to warm or comfort the victim e.g. a blanket•Try to ensure that no one else enters the premises or alleged scene of crime until the police arrive •If you can, try and ensure that the alleged perpetrator does
The consultation with the police will lead to a decision about how to/who will investigate if this is needed. Sometimes a care home manager will lead an investigation, this may also include the C.Q.C (Care Quality Commission). Any information given by either the victim or those who suspect the abuse is only shared with those who need to know. Any actions/information received is always documented and must be done a.s.a.p, ideally within 24 hours (to be “safe” in terms of evidence for court if needed). Evidence must always be preserved, for example, physical abuse evidence may include body maps and photographs.
By explaining the importance of keeping confidential information such as daily recordings or daily activities in a secure place and not to pass on any information to anyone outside of the individual’s direct team. When using the computer you must make sure when you are accessing the individual personal information that you do not leave it on and go and do something else. Make sure you have an active password that is only known to those that need to know. Task B Guidelines Prepare a set of guidelines to remind social care workers of best practice in
1.2 - As an employer all staff should be trained in infection control, to be able to notice potential risks. The correct PPE should be available for staff, staff should have a understanding of infection control polices and procedures. Which should be made available by employer. 2.1- There are a few legislations and regulatory body standards, that are relevant to the prevention and control of infection. The health and safety at work act, which ensures the safety of members
And in addition the client may tell us themselves, information which we may deem risky to the clients or others lives. All information should remain confidential, and if the therapist breaches this, then they are likely to be sued. However if the life of the person is at risk or society as a whole then we may deem it necessary to breach confidentiality, however there is no consensus on what is deemed as harmful, and we would need to follow our governing body such as the BACP or Hypnotherapy society guidelines on how to deal with this. In most cases if you feel confidentiality has to be breached you should inform your client, as to the reasons why, this should be discussed in the initial consultation how and when you would do this, so you have an agreement before you start
Ai Identify four key pieces of legislation or codes of practice relating to handling information in social care setting. • Data protection act 1998- Gives right to individuals in respect of personal data held about them. It also seeks to protect individuals with regard to the processing of personal data. • Public disclosure act 1998- reporting any incidents concerning malpractices and this protects whistleblowers from detrimental treatment by their employer. • Employees Policies and procedures- To make sure that all records that are kept in the office are put away in a locked secure cabinet • Health and social care act 2008- requires us to publish a code that sets out the practice we will follow in obtaining, handling, using and disclosing confidential personal information according to our regulated activity.
The Local Authority social services department would carry out an assessment of needs. The Safeguarding Team within social services department investigates and ensures safety. They also work alongside other agencies such as the police. A Safeguarding and Protection Officer would lead the Adult Protection Alert. Police: to investigate/prosecute, to work with other agencies and provide support to the victim.