Health and Social Care Assignment :Vulnerable

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Introduction:Vulnerable people like adults and children are unable to protect themselves from harm andabuse. Safeguarding is mainly focused on the protecting people from the harm and abuse. Insuch cases, safeguarding interventions need to be provided. Safeguarding vulnerable peopleis a complex filed in the health and social sciences because vulnerable people are distributedin wide age range, disability and complexity of life. Safeguarding of vulnerable people can beachieved by implementing different tools like making safeguarding personal, family groupconferences and positive risk taking. All these tools proved helpful in improving wellbeing ofthe vulnerable people and reducing abuse and neglect. Safeguarding tools should be personcentred. Empowerment, prevention, protection, partnership and transparency andaccountability are the important components of the safeguarding tools. Making safeguardingpersonal is a person centred and outcome based tool which is useful in engaging andenhancing vulnerable adults for their safety and protection from harm. Family groupconferencing is meeting of different stakeholders to solve problems related to child abuse andneglect. Positive risk taking deals with the empowerment of the adults for self-sufficiency. Inthis essay, making safeguarding personal, family group conferences and positive risk takingare discussed for the empowerment of vulnerable people and benefits to these people.Making Safeguarding Personal:The Care Act (2014) made MSP a responsibility and developed guidelines to carry outpractice. MSP is a national level initiative for bringing a shift in both culture and practice toensure adults are being safeguarded from the point of view of the care provider. Making Thismeans safeguarding vulnerable adults is person led and outcome focused. MSP is helpful inengaging the person and enhancing involvement, also it provided opportunity for choice andcontrol of the person. It is also helpful in improving quality of life to achieve wellbeing andsafety of the person and important to look towards MSP from the framework of Care Act,2014, Section 42. Even though, MSP is a personalised activity, within and across anorganisation activities need to be performed to achieve it successfully. Vital cultural andorganisational changes need to be carried for shifting attention from the process to the people(Cooper and White, 2017; Cooper, 2012). For bringing changes in the individual practice,change in the framework of practice need to be carried out and a broad community approachis required for achieving of MSP. MSP guidelines should comprise of focus on outcomes,providing wellbeing and safety, prevention and protection from the abuse and neglect and2
empowerment of the person through collaboration. MSP can be achieved through raisingresponsiveness in the community, working to minimize damage to individuals, helping endusers of the service and caregivers to recognize and mitigate risks and investigating andprotecting adults with care and supporting them when they are abused (Anonymous, 2017;Fenge et al., 2017).This care intervenes, MSP is a personalised approach which involves noticing safety signsand working for the people who are victims for example of scamming. It also includes,listening, understanding and discussing with the people to understand their wish of outcomeand all the possibilities to achieve these outcomes. Change in culture is the upcoming aspectfor implementing a personalised approach for MSP in adults. It is possible that person’s selfassessment can differ from the caregiver’s assessment about the person. Hence, person’s selfassessment should be transparent. MSP is required for everybody, however few of the peoplerequire additional support to make proper decision for living their lives. People should beconsidered as expert in their own lives and their risks should be properly understood. Supportis required from all the stakeholders of the society for implementing MSP. Staffdevelopment, support and prospect for reflection and support from the management arerequired for MSP implementation (Koubel, 2016; Anonymous, 2014).Life of people is complex and these people wish to be safe. Hence, it is necessary toimplement MSP by healthcare and social workers. MSP is required for improving skills,allowing to make choices, enabling positive approach towards risks and preventing peoplefrom isolation from the community. MSP would be helpful persons to find long termsolutions, to identify right people for the support, to assess severity of the risk, to availsupport for the family, to build self-confidence, to enable effortlessness to express and to getquick results. MPS is necessary to build capacity in the person and through outcome-basedapproach mental capacity and capacity can be built the adult person (Rogers, 2015). MPS canbe helpful in supported decision making and best interest decision making. It is helpful in themental capacity assessment. Supporting decision making can be made in both people withcapacity and without capacity. It can be helpful in empowering, engaging and informingpeople to determine and prevent abuse and negligence in their lives which is beneficial inbuilding resilience. It can be helpful in addressing issues of social isolation which can behelpful in preventing future risks. People can be connected in the individual circumstancesand strategy and policy can be informed to the concerned person. Issues of all the subgroups3
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