Eating and drinking is vital for life itself, but meal times are also a social activity and ideally an enjoyable occasion. Dining areas should be clean and a pleasing environment. Most people in care settings are able to feed themselves.
Assessing the mental health needs of older people Protecting vulnerable adults Summary This section focuses on the legal and policy framework for protecting vulnerable adults see Section 7: Research identifies physical abuse, psychological abuse, and neglect as the most common types of abuse in care homes.
The misuse of medication - 'chemical restraint' - is also a recognised feature of institutional abuse. The Commission for Social Care Inspection has a role in ensuring abuse does not take place in service settings; abuse issues are also highlighted in the Mental Capacity Act It aims to ensure that no one is allowed to work in the care sector if they have ever abused, neglected or otherwise harmed vulnerable adults in their care or placed them at risk.
The Sexual Offences Act makes it an offence for those engaged in providing care, assistance or services to someone with a learning disability or mental disorder to engage in sexual activity with that person whether or not that person has the capacity to consent, although this does not apply if the sexual relationship pre-dates the relationship of care, which would often be the case with dementia.
Adult protection policy At present there is no adult protection legislation in the UK, although the policy document No Secrets 57 offers direction and guidance to social services departments to help protect 'vulnerable adults' at risk of abuse.
However this is not, like child protection legislation, in statute. The aim of No secrets is to ensure that key local agencies - particularly but not solely Unit hsc 24 principle of safeguarding services, health authorities and the police - work together to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, by developing local multi-agency policies and procedures.
The document provides guidance on how strategies for preventing and dealing with the abuse of vulnerable adults should be developed locally. The policy also describes principles around which agencies should develop their work.
A key principle is that agencies should support individuals to live independently and make their own choices. Many local authorities now have 'adult protection' policies, and when abuse is of a serious nature, 'case conferences' may be held to decide what needs to be done to ensure the protection of the vulnerable adult.
Abuse in service settings There is no specific data on the extent of abuse or neglect in service settings, although there have been a number of high-profile cases of abuses of older people with mental health problems in hospital wards and care homes.
Research identifies the most common problems as physical abuse e. The misuse of medication - 'chemical restraint' - is also a recognised feature of institutional abuse, and this should be tackled by staff training, improvements in the quality of care, closer monitoring of the prescribing and giving of medication and enhanced rights for users and carers.
The raising of care standards and the role of the Commission for Social Care Inspection in monitoring these standards play a key role in identifying abusive regimes and practices and in reducing the risk of abuse in services see Further information.
The Mental Capacity Act also has a number of powers which relate directly to protecting older people who lack capacity in both domestic and service settings: The POVA scheme will act like a workforce ban. From 26 Julyindividuals should be referred to, and included on, the POVA list if they have abused, neglected or otherwise harmed vulnerable adults in their care or placed vulnerable adults in their care at risk of harm.
By making statutory checks against the list, providers of care must ensure they do not offer such individuals employment in care positions. The POVA scheme will add significantly to current pre-employment checks - including confirming identity, requesting disclosures and obtaining references - that providers of care should carry out before offering individuals employment in care positions.
From its inception, the POVA scheme applied to registered care homes and registered domiciliary care agencies only. It will be extended to adult placement schemes shortly, once such schemes come within the regulatory framework of the Care Standards Act These regulations will help ensure that older people with mental health problems, particularly those in long-term care, are protected from abuse and harm.
The Sexual Offences Act The Sexual Offences Act was passed with the aim of protecting vulnerable adults and children from sexual abuse and exploitation. A number of the Act's provisions may be relevant to older people with mental health problems, including: The sections of the Act covering offences committed against those who, because of a very profound mental disorder, lack the capacity to consent to sexual activity may be relevant to older people with a 'mental disorder' who are service users.
The Act specifically recognises that whilst the vast majority of people working in the care professions act compassionately, it is clear that some unscrupulous individuals have taken advantage of their position to commit a 'breach of a relationship of care' by sexual abuse.HSC Principles of safeguarding and protection © Pearson Education Printing and photocopying permitted HSC Principles of safeguarding and.
CHILD PROTECTION POLICY. Ryan & Murphy Reports ROI / Safeguarding Children NI Standards & Guidance Document (ROI) or the HSC Trust Gateway Team (NI) should be contacted immediately. Outside of office hours, where a child is at immediate risk, contact the Gardai in the ROI.
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Unit Hsc 24 Principle of Safeguarding and Protecting in a Healthcare Setting Essay 20/05/13 HSC Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care + Physical abuse can be defined as an act of another party involving contact intended To cause feelings of pain or injuries this can be done by punching, kicking, biting, Slapping, head butting.
Health and Social Care. The following essay or dissertation on the topic of health and social care has been submitted by a student so that it may help you with your research work and dissertation help. 6Cs in social care Introduction The 6Cs, which underpin the Compassion in Practice strategy, were developed as a way of articulating the values which need to underpin the culture and practise of organisations delivering care and support.
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