Unit 204 Task B Essay

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unit 204 Task B: IDENTIFY TWO REPORTS ON SERIOUS FAILURES TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS FROM ABUSE. Abuse can happen anywhere anytime, but especially to vulnerable people, i.e. Children, elderly people, people with disabilities and people with learning difficulties. It can even happen in places people should be safe, i.e. hospitals, residential/ nursing homes, schools, day care/ nurseries, centres etc. The Winterbourne case was more physical and emotional abuse. The Winterbourne case was reported nationally because it was such a disgusting mistreatment of vulnerable people, 11 members of staff were caught on CCTV after visitors and patients complained about mistreatments. The evidence that was captured showed physical abuse such as, slapping, poking eyes, pulling hair, even as unbelievable as trapping them under chairs, and soaking residents in freezing cold water. It also showed emotional and verbal abuse in the form of name calling. This was an inhumane and diabolic mistreatment of vulnerable individuals unable to defend themselves. Winterbourne appears to have made decisions based on profits and returns, over and above decisions about the effective and humane delivery of assessments and treatments. Where were the staff who should have been reporting these crimes to management , if management was not listening then they should have been reported to the authorities and organisations, such as social services and CQC that is what they are there for. Staff who had no involvement in the actions taken towards the residents, but failed to comply with the agreed ways of working and report what they knew was wrong is just as much to blame as those who were involved. As carers/staff they have a role to live up to and as their duty they must abide by the set standards even if that means “dogging in their friends” as some people would like to call it. The report concludes

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