Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: •Physical abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm. •Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. •Emotional/psychological abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; isolation. •Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s property, money, pension book or other valuables.
Hospital's owners Castlebeck, apologised and suspended 13 employees. NHS South West said it was "appalled" and the Care Quality Commission said there was an "unforgivable error of judgement" in not investigating earlier abuse claims. Hillcroft Care Home, Lancashire - Research In October 2012 six care workers were arrested in connection with abuse in Hillcroft Care Home near Lancashire. The police were called into the home of May that year, after a complaint from staff. Five nurses and one matron
Emotional and psychological abuse: Emotional and psychological abuse is when physical abuse is being made or even threats these can have a big impact. Being bullied or stereotyping can be emotional and can affect self-esteem anything that affects dignity or self-worth is abuse signs and symptoms can vary from unpredictable behaviour or ignoring and secluding themselves from people, denial of being abused and blaming themselves. Or even aggression. Financial Abuse Financial abuse is when an individual steals from you or restricts your access to you on money/accounts or pensions signs and symptoms could include money going missing around the house or even from your bank. Bank details changing or being unable to make payment.
Examples of this type of abuse are humiliation, threats, controlling, harassment, verbal abuse, cyber bulling and isolation, Signs and symptoms: fear, depression, confusion, anxious to please, unexplained or unexpected change in behaviour, loss of skills or abilities, Financial abuse is the misuse of a person’s funds or assets without their knowledge, full consent or in their best interest. Some examples are theft, fraud, exploitation, or
Task D Presentation of report The care staff of Winterbourne View unit, in Hambrook, near Bristol, has developed culture of abuse that prevailed despite tip-offs and repeated inspections. It’s been documented how staff pinned residents to the floor and forced one into the shower fully dressed and then outside until she shook from cold. Residents were slapped and taunted, and one was teased about a suicide attempt. Experts told the programme what they had seen amounted to "torture". The malpractice has been documented by an undercover cameraman and broadcast on the BBC's Panorama Avon and Somerset Police were criticised for not informing South Gloucestershire Adult Safeguarding of all their contacts with the hospital as after 29 calls and nine incidents over a period of nearly three years relating to Winterbourne View, and agreed a pattern should have been noticed.However, investigating officers had "overly relied on people perceived as professionals and experts in their field" at the hospital, for information David Behan, chief executive of the Care Quality Commission, said: "There is much for all the organisations involved with Winterbourne View to consider in Margaret Flynn's thorough and comprehensive report.
Eg stealing or borrowing money from a confused individual or withholding pension or cheques from an individual. Signs/Symptoms :- Unexplained sudden inability to pay for bills or maintain lifestyle, unpaid bills, unusual or inappropriate bank account transfers, withholding money, recent changes to property deeds, will or insurance policies,
As a result of this documentary, in July 2014, one staff member was immediately dismissed and seven people supsended and in August, three carers appeared in court charged with assaulting and neglecting elderly residents. The independant regulator for health and social care in England-the Care Quality Commission (hereafter CQC)-carried out a detailed investigation into the Old Deanery and on October 1st 2014, published its findings. The damning report concluded that the home was meeting just one of its 9 standard requirements. Almost immediately, there followed a wave of high profile media coverage. The scope of this analysis included newspapers, tabloids and broadsheets, television news reports and internet news websites.
Unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss, cowering or flinching. Feeling low, in pain or angry. Sexual abuse: Forcing an individual to behave in inappropriate sexual behaviour or take part in sexual activities these can include non penetrative as well as penetrative sexual acts and also forcing an individual to view inappropriate sexual material. Signs and symptoms include being withdrawn and fearful, disturbed sleep patterns, inappropriate dressing, genital infections, bruising around breasts or genitals, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn or stained underwear. Emotional/psychological abuse: Verbally abusing and swearing, threatening or invoking fear in an individual, devaluing self esteem causing feelings of worthlessness, bullying and exploitation.
Six out of the 11 care workers, who admitted a total of 38 charges of neglect or abuse of patients, have been jailed. The five other workers were given suspended sentences and ordered to do community service. Senior support worker Wayne Rodgers, who was highlighted as the ringleader, was given the longest sentence and jailed for 2 years after admitting to 9 counts of ill-treatment of patients. After the trial, Jason Gardiner, a former support worker at Winterbourne who was given a suspended sentence commented that “It was a very difficult place to work. Understaffed, high pressure, 12 hour shifts with no breaks” When challenged by a reporter that this was no excuse for their behaviour he apologised for what had happened.
Winterbourne View - abuse uncovered. Winterbourne View is a privately owned hospital run by Castlebeck in Bristol. Winterbourne view was opened in 2006 a 24 bed facility, housing people with severe learning disabilities. In 2011 a former employee of Winterbourne View went to the BBC with his concerns after his complaints to the Castlebeck owner and CQC were ignored. BBC panorama reporter went undercover and filmed shocking footage for 5 weeks.