Good Practice of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

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Running head: SAFEGUARDING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARECase scenario- Promoting good practice of safeguarding in health and social careName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1SAFEGUARDING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARETable of ContentsLO2..............................................................................................................................................2Answer 4..................................................................................................................................2Answer 5..................................................................................................................................3References..................................................................................................................................5
2SAFEGUARDING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARELO2Answer 4Abuse refers to mistreatment caused due to actions of a particular person or group ofpersons, which leads to violation of the human and civil rights of the individual being abused.The abuse generally varies from treating someone with disrespect to assaulting or emotionallyabusing a person. In the case scenario, Bridget was subjected to emotional and financial abuse,and neglect by her friend Mr. Y. There are several key legislations and policies that safeguardthen personal dignity and emotional wellbeing of people and protect them from neglect andabuse. These legislations control the domestic, social and economic well-being of thevulnerable individuals.The legislations implemented by the Care Standard Act 2000 aims to ensure that allhealth and social care homes will operate in a way that will abide by the legal policies of thenation and will provide holistic care to their clients (Melchiorre et al. 2013). The strengths of theAct lies in the fact that it was the first of it skins that aimed to regulate the local authorities andworked towards introducing an independent regulatory social care body, the National CareStandards Commission. The body is involved in regular monitoring of the care homes. The Actfurther established a general social care council that trained social care workers and raised thestandards of practice (Care Standards Act 2000).The other strengths were associated with the registration of domiciliary care agencies,introducing independent supervision and protecting the vulnerable individuals by asserting thepresence of good precautionary standards (Schmeidel et al. 2012). However, the weaknesseswere associated with inconsistency of the imposed standards and registration facilities,incompatibility of the management in creating a safe domestic environment, and limitations
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