unit 5 3.3 report serious failures to protect from abuse an example of this is Peter Connelly he was born to Tracey Connelly on 1 March 2006. In November, Connelly's new boyfriend, Steven Barker, moved in with her. In December, a GP noticed bruises on Peter's face and chest. His mother was arrested and Peter was put into the care of a family friend, but returned home to his mother's care in January 2007. Over the next few months, Peter was admitted to hospital on two occasions suffering from injuries including bruising, scratches and swelling on the side of the head.
He didn’t want to go through the excruciating treatments, such as corrective surgery for his hands and baths in the Hubbard tank, or continue to go through life in his current state. When Dax first arrived at the hospital he was determined to return home to die, most likely from infection. Doctors kept him for over a year with Dax continuously asking for death and even tried to commit suicide. Despite his resolve to die, his psychiatrist, Dr. White, found him to have full decision-making capability. Despite this, doctors went to his mother for consent for his treatments even though she wasn’t appointed as his legal guardian.
Kouao presents to the doctor a story of how the injuries were sustained which he accepts. During this period doctors alert child protection authorities as a precaution. Haringey social worker Lisa Arthurworrey and PC Karen Jones are assigned to the case. They later cancel a home visit scheduled for 4th of August after hearing about the scabies. 24th July 1999: Victoria is taken to North Middlesex Hospital's casualty department with scalding to her head and face which the doctors immediately suspect have been deliberately inflicted.
For example in the case of an 8 year old girl Victoria Climbié in England in 2000 whereupon her torture and death at the hands of her guardians led to a public enquiry and produced huge changes in child protection policies in the United Kingdom. The case led to the initiative "Every Child Matters" being formed and the introduction of the Children's Act 2004 in England. This has led to the introduction and raising of standards in legislation which require organisations that work with children and young people to introduce policies to safeguard their wellbeing. • Wellbeing is a general term for the condition of the social, economic, psychological and spiritual/medical state of a child or group of children and young people. Examples of legislation, policy and procedures put in place to safeguard this wellbeing are as follows:- o Children (NI) Order 1995.
Corll was born on 24 December 1939 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Corll grew up in a combative home and with his parents quarreling constantly. They were divorced while Corll was still an infant, and then remarried after World War II, but Dean's father provided no stabilizing influence, regarding his children with thinly-veiled distaste, resorting to harsh punishment for the smallest infractions. When the couple separated a second time, Corll and his younger brother were left with a series of sitters and leaving their mother to work to support the family on her own. Rheumatic fever left Dean with a heart condition, resulting in frequent absence from school, and he seemed to welcome the change when his mother remarried, moving the family to Texas.
Daniel Pelka; The four-year-old boy who was starved and beaten to death in March 2012 by his mother and step father. Winterbourne View; The abuse of patients in a Bristol hospital for people diagnosed with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health issues. I have chosen Winterbourne view for my assignment as at that time I myself had just begun a career in Health care and watched the programme from a carer’s point of view. In 2011, the BBC’s Panorama investigation brought to the public’s attention the prolonged and sustained physical and psychological abuse by some Winterbourne View staff towards their patients. These patients, many of whom were vulnerable and unable to convey their mistreatment to others outside of the hospital such as the Police, Social Services or the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Part A – “…Divorced, Beheaded, Survived” ”…Divorced, Beheaded, Survived” by Robin Black is a story about an average American family, with two generations losing someone close to them. The first person narrator is the mother of the family who lost Terry, her older brother, at a very young age. The story is partly told in flashbacks from the last summer with her brother and the neighbor’s kids playing in their backyard while reenacting the death of Henry VIII’s wives. The present part of the story describes how the unnamed narrator’s oldest son, Mark, has a friend that suddenly passes away in a car accident. The story draws parallels between the death of Terry and the death of Mark’s friend and how both deaths play a role in their ordinary family life.
During the day the nurse assigned to care for Josie gave her a dose of dilaudid. Josie's mother questioned the dose but it was administered anyways. Josie expired two days later. Josie's cause of death was due to narcotic misuse and severe dehydration. These two causes could have been avoided but as Sorrel King so eloquently stated, "hospitals are a man made epidemic," and "human errors need a human solution" (King, 2002).
I went to the emergency room because I felt sick to my stomach and I was dizzy so they checked my glucose level because diabetes runs on both sides of my family. Dizziness and sick to the stomach are symptoms of diabetes. So they checked my sugar and it was 459. So they drew blood to do some test on me and when the results came back they told me I was a type two diabetic. So saying all of that I can’t eat or drink anything with sugar in it.
In Laura’s case, I can’t imagine the anxiety that she must feel from not knowing. Even after doing her part as a parent and having her son tested for possible lead poisoning after seeing him eat paint of the hotel walls, she now cannot read the letter from the hospital telling her that he in fact does have dangerously high levels of lead in his system and needs immediate treatment. The same is to be said about the situation with her infant daughter. Kozol (2011) explains “she got something under her skin. Something that bites” (p. 253).