This means we have an agreement where organisations work together with the person who we think may be abused, to safeguard that person and take what actions we can. Adult and Community Services co-ordinate the policy, with the Police and the NHS sharing responsibility for ensuring the correct process is used. Definition of a vulnerable adult A vulnerable adult is someone aged 18 or over: * Who is, or may be, in need of community services due to age, illness or a mental or physical disability * Who is, or may be, unable to take care of himself/herself, or unable to protect himself/herself against significant harm or exploitation (Definition from the Department of Health 2002) Who is a vulnerable adult? Abuse can affect any vulnerable adult, but particularly someone who is, or may be, unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation, for example: * Older people * People with mental health problems * Disabled people * People with learning difficulties * People with acquired brain
dehydration due to lack of fluids. 1.3 Define factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse. Speech impairment * Sight impairment * Dementia * Poor mobility. 2.1 explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused. Document and report to the
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Short Answer Questions NVQ Unit 5 – 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3 Tech Cert Unit 4 – 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3 1. Explain what a care worker must do if they become aware of unsafe practices. Firstly they must ensure that the service user is safe and out of any immediate danger, and preserve any evidence of the abuse if there is any. They then need to report this to a supervisor/manager who should then contact social services and/or the police. Also reports will need to be written up.
Where a member of staff in a care setting believes a vulnerable adult is being abused it must be reported immediately to his/her Manager or senior, unless that person is himself under scrutiny, in such a case the matter must be reported to higher management. The well being of the vulnerable adult is paramount and every effort should be made to make sure the victim knows their rights and how to report any issues. If the vulnerable person is in any immediate physical danger steps must be taken to remove them from this potential danger. In cases where a crime is suspected or has been committed, the police must be contacted. The consultation with the police will lead to a decision about how to/who will investigate if this is needed.
Kirwin Maclean Associates. 19-20 Alison is also suffering from physical abuse, this is abuse that causes intended physical harm to another person. Examples may include kicking, pushing, punching, scalding, burning or biting. Factors that may show signs that she’s being physically abused are; injuries that have no or little explanation or the explanations don’t seem true or explanations that change overtime, repeated injuries e.g. cigarette burns, bite marks or bruising (this may be in the shape of an object), clothing used to cover injuries, anxiety, agitation or a reaction to a certain individual or group of people e.g.
Duty of care affects a social care worker by prompting the independence of the service user follow practice and procedures designed to keep you and others safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work. Complying with employer’s health and safety polices help service users and carers to make complaints. Aiii) what having duty a duty of care means for a care giving organisation. To help service users remember that we are not here to stop them from doing what they want to do it is about making sure service users have information about risk assess risks. If service users are happy we will get more referrals and good reports from CQC.
Sexual abuse – This is a type of abuse that involves forcing another individual to participate in sexual activities. This can be through either penetrative acts like rape or non-penetrative acts like forcing them to look at pornographic images or videos. 1c. Emotional/psychological abuse – this type of abuse is the ill-treatment of an individual which causes severe effects on the individual’s emotional state of mine. A few examples of this are: * Making them feel worthless or unloved * Valued as if they only meet the needs of another person * Inappropriate expectations imposed on them, whether through an individual’s age or development which causes the individual to feel frightened quite frequently or corrupt the individual 1d.
Behavioural changes. Drowsiness due to inappropriate medication. • Sexual Abuse involves forcing a person to take part in a sexual act, making unwanted sexual advances or unwanted exposure to sexual acts and pornography. Signs/Symptoms :- Sexual behaviour, such as avert sexual language and inhibited behaviour, pregnancy in a women who is unable to consent, withdrawal, depression and stress, incontinence, sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections, fear and distrust, unusual wounds to genital areas. • Emotional/psychological abuse is any treatment of a person that causes them emotional distress.
Individual flinching when approached by others. Sexual abuse – Sexual abuse is any form of a sexual nature including exploitation, inappropriate touching, and rape. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse may include, unexplained injuries/bruising to genital area. Genital soreness or infections, such as reoccurring UTI’S . Not wanting to be touched.
Clients are also very passive. Sexual abuse- The definition of sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contract. Pressured into consent of a sexual act. Some signs and symptoms are depression and anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, dissociative states, repeated self –injury, suicide attempts, compulsive sexual behaviours, eating disorders and intolerance of or constant search for intimacy. Emotional/psychological abuse- Emotional abuse, mental abuse a form of mistreatment in which there is intent to cause mental or emotional pain or injury.