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Health and Social Care Abuse Essay

  • Submitted by: judyevo
  • on August 11, 2015
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 2,209 words

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Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse
Adults living at home may be abused when
  carers have had to change their lives unwillingly
  They may have communication problems,personality or behavioural changes or are aggressive.
  Their is no support from families or professional carers
  carers are becoming dependent on drugs or alcohol
  carers have no privacy
  The dependant person is difficult and inconsiderate
  Living in poor housing which has no Adaptions
  Not knowing where or how to complain
  Social isolation
  Being unaware of their rights
Outcome 2   explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused

  Observe the person
  Ask if they are OK
  Inform the manager of your concerns
  Record your concerns
  Don’t as leading questions e.g. did Mr x punch you

  Your workplace will have its own policies and procedures in place detailing who you should report your suspicions to and the correct course of action to follow.

  ask open questions
  remain calm do not express shock or dismay
  allow the person to express their feelings including their fear
  ask for information about what they are scared of and when they might be most at risk
  acknowledge regret and concern for what has taken place
  help them not to minimise the abuse they are experiencing and recognise the impact that living with abuse can have on physical and emotional well-being
  tell them that the abuse isn’t their fault
  reassure them that there is help available
  reassure them that what they say will be taken seriously
    summarise what you think they have said and ask if you have got it right
  clarify details where appropriate-especially names and contact details,but remember you are not investigating at this point in time
  tell them that you will have to tell your manager what they have told you
write down what is said at the time,as...

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