mental health problems. Discrimination is stopping someone from their right to speak up and voice themselves properly or not let them do an activity, this can happen to either a certain group of people or it can just be one person. Nonetheless its a very cruel way to get to somebody. Also this leads to more serious matters such as a major loss of self esteem and this can reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. The main acts incorporated into the equality act 2010 are: The care quality commission The disability discrimination act 2005
Discriminatory practices are very influential on the people that use health and social care services; I will explain these effects and give examples. (1) Marginalisation is when you feel like you are not liked within a group or in other words you don’t feel like you are a part of a group or society.In health and social care everyone should be treated equal and marginalisation is not allowed. An example of this is a youth worker excluding a homosexual teenager based on his sexuality. (1) Disempowerment is to make someone feel devalued this could happen to either an individual or groups. The victim could be discriminated by a valued group/individual or powerful group/individual.
Independence makes people feel in control of their lives and gives them a sense of self-worth. PRIVACY: Every individual should have time and spaces to do things in private if they wish to do so, e.g. talking to family and friends or making phone calls. Doors must be closed when personal care is being carried out. You should always knock on doors prior to entering.
A person living with a carer may increase the chances of abuse, the elderly person is reliant on person to care for them and this may cause stress and resentment if the carer is unable to cope and have a poor relationship with the service user. Vulnerable adults in a care home environment are more susceptible due to understaffing or poor staff training. The risk of abuse may increase if a vulnerable person is living or in contact with someone who has a history of violence or sexual abuse, continuing the cycle. An individual who is or feels isolated may be more vulnerable to abuse as they have no support network and have no contact with friends and family. Poor communication between the service user and carer is a factor, he or she may be unable to express their concerns or opinions.
| Sexual Abuse | Sexual abuse is any type of non-consensual sexual contact or behaviour.This can happen in men or women, this can be refusal of using sexual contraception or toys as well as causing you unwanted physical pain during sex this is all abuse if this is not consented too. | Emotional and psychological Abuse | This type of abuse can be when someone tries to make you feel low and can try and get into
Current Event Paper “Vulnerable populations can be defined as those who have a greater predisposition or susceptibility to harm than other individuals.” Colin and Gwyn (2010), There are individuals within the system that have acute or chronic illnesses with no viable means of receiving treatment. In some cases the treatment may not exist. When it does, these individuals may not be economically predisposed to receive it. There are also some who are medically handicapped to the point they could not seek help. Either they have no insurance or have no financial capability to follow up with health maintenance and treatment regimen.
Weight loss and unkempt appearance can be signs of abuse. Being scared of contact and flinching away could be signs that abuse is being used. Noticing medication running out quickly could be a indicator that medication is being over used just as medication not running out could show that medication is not being given. Sexual abuse Definition: Sexual abuse is any kind of sexual activity is forced upon a vulnerable person. Having no consent or abusing a person who is unable to give consent due to illness or mental state is sexual abuse.
Unit 514 Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults Learning outcome 1: Understand the legislation, regulations and policies that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults 1.1There is no common understanding, or legal definition, of what safeguarding adults’ means; nor is there any universally accepted definition for the key terms that apply to situations of safeguarding adults: The Department of Health’s definition of a vulnerable adult refers to a person who: ‘May be in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness; and who is or may be unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or exploitation.’ (DOH, 2000, pp.8-9) It is the situation in which the person finds themselves that makes them vulnerable not the actual individual, necessarily. There are many elderly people who would be horrified to be called vulnerable just because they are over 65. There does not seem to be a commonly accepted definition for ‘safeguarding adults’, however our policies clarify the terms for our staff so they have a clear understanding within ACASA. 1.2 My service is an extra care scheme this is independent living under one roof. The people who live there have their own front door and can therefore come and go as they please, there is a communal lounge and foyer and a lot of people coming and going to safe guard the vulnerable who live at Abbey Court every visitor or contractor has to dial the individual flat directly to gain access or call through to the office to gain entry.
HSC024 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse - Physical abuse is where someone inflicts physical harm or discomfort to an individual and fails to meet the required standards of physical care, this could include hitting, punching, medication misuse, withholding food and drink etc. Sexual abuse – Sexual Abuse refers to sexually assaulting an individual who is not consenting or does not understand what they are consenting to. Emotional/psychological abuse – This includes threats or bribes in order to make someone do something or make them keep something a secret. This also includes name calling, intimidation and being prevented from receiving the proper support required Financial abuse – This includes stealing money, pressure or persuasion into spending money on things that benefits the person supporting the service user. Institutional abuse – Individuals are mistreated due to poor practise of a company, this could include understaffing and neglect etc.
Safeguarding Vulnerable People The Information Booklet All adults have the right to be safe from harm and live a life free of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Safeguarding Vulnerable People Who is a vulnerable adult? • Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding vulnerable adults and their families from abuse. • Regrettably, every day, vulnerable people in Essex and across the UK suffer abuse of some kind. • When abuse is reported, Essex County Council and its partner agencies for example, Essex Police, NHS and the voluntary services will take joint action to ensure vulnerable people are safeguarded from further abuse, and their risks are managed appropriately.