CI – Explain what a social worker must do if they become aware of unsafe practice.
• As soon as a social worker becomes aware of unsafe practice they must report it to their line manager or someone in charge immediately. Everything must be documented with dates/times and signed. Corrective measures should be sorted as soon as realistically possible.
CII – Describe what a social worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected.
• The care worker should report to someone in a higher position, or to a higher/different organisation. Making sure every detail is written down with dates/times and signed.
CIII – Describe three factors that may make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others.
• Individual circumstance: Someone who is suffering from mental/physical health issues. • Workplace: Workplace may have a lack of trained staff, to few staff, work pressure. • Low self esteem: May lead to someone using power to abuse, being bullied.
CIV – Explain how adopting a person centered approach which offers choices and upholds rights can empower an individual and help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.
• Promoting choices and rights will cause understanding between individuals. Respect and tolerance can be firmed which can reduce abuse.
CV – Explain how encouraging and promoting active participation can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.
• Treat each individual with respect, dignity and compassion. Respect their views and choices. This can help gain self esteem and realize values, rights and the power to protect them from abuse.
CVI – Explain how an effective and easy to use complaints procedure can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.
• With easy to access complaints systems someone wanting to report abuse is much more likely to do so, in which may deter abuse, but if making a complaint is hard people will be less likely to report it, which will male abuse easier to get away with.