Health and Social Care

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UNIT 4 - PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE ASSIGNMENT OVERVIEW In this assignment you will demonstrate your understanding of safeguarding adults. You will describe different types of abuse, the signs and symptoms associated with them and what to do if you are aware of or suspect an individual has been abused or you note unsafe practice. You will research failings in care services and explore how best practice can help to keep individuals safe. You will also identify the range of people who may be involved with safeguarding, along with the policies and procedures that govern best safeguarding practice. TASKS There are three tasks to this assignment. TASK 1 2 3 TASK 1 1. Explain what a social care worker must do if they become aware of unsafe practice. EVIDENCE Short answer questions Research and account Booklet OUTCOMES 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 5.2, 5.3 3.3, 5.1 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 3.4

2. Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected.

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3. Describe three factors that may make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others.

4. Explain how adopting a person centred approach which offers choices and upholds rights can empower an individual and help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.

5. Explain how encouraging and promoting active participation can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.

6. Explain how an effective and easy to use complaints procedure can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.

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TASK 2 Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals from abuse. Write an account that describes the unsafe practices in the reviews. Suggested word count: 400 words TASK 3 Create a booklet about safeguarding, which can be used as a reminder for people who work in the care profession. The booklet must: •...
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