Principles of safeguarding and protections in health and social care.
3.3) Identify report into serious failures to protect indivduals from abuse.
A report about Castlebeck Care Ltd which failed to ensure that the vulnerable living at Winterbourne View were adequately protected from risk, including the risks of unsafe practices by its own staff. Individuals in Winterbourne View which is a home owned by Castlebeck Care Ltd were pinned down, slapped, doused in cold water and repeatedly taunted and teased by staff in the home. Castlebeck Care Ltd failed to notify the Care Quality Commission of these incidents, injuries to individuals and of occasions when individuals had gone missing.
A report about the murder of Steven Hoskin, a young man with learning difficulties who was abused and murdered in July 2006. In addition to being pushed over the railway and falling from a great height, it was also found that Steven had taken paracetamol tablets, had been drinking alcohol and had sustained recent injuries from cigarette burns. In addition he suffered appalling treatment from his abusers who took over his bed sit and he had neck bruises from having been hauled around his home by his own pet’s dog-lead and the backs of his hands had the marks of foot-prints.
3.4) Identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse.
Local authority Adult Services Department like Social Services My manager, colleagues
My company’s policies and procedures on safeguarding
Care Quality Commission
Independent Safeguarding Authority
Training and advice from training centres
4.1) Explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by:
Working with person centred values -
Person-centred values include the individuality of the person, the rights of the individual, the individual’s choice, the individual’s privacy, the individual’s independence, the individual’s dignity and...
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