Safeguarding in Health & Social Care - Assignment

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Safeguarding in Health and SocialCare
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION:..........................................................................................................................1TASK 1............................................................................................................................................11.1Explain why particular individuals such as Bridget and other groups may be vulnerable toabuse or harm..............................................................................................................................11.2 Review risk factors which may lead to incidence of abuse and or harm to Bridget andothers...........................................................................................................................................21.3 Analyse the impact of social and cultural factors on different types of abuse and harm......3TASK 2............................................................................................................................................42.1Analyse the strengths and weaknesses in current national and local legislation and policy..42.2 Explain how a range of key professionals are involved in the protection of individuals.....6TASK 3............................................................................................................................................7Covered in poster.......................................................................................................................7CONCLUSION :..............................................................................................................................7REFERENCES :..............................................................................................................................8
INTRODUCTION:In the recent era, abusive activities with people who live alone are increased to a highextent. It has given chances to people to exploit and abuse others for financial gain or buildingsexual relationship (Dickinson and O'Flynn, 2016). These people are a threat to society andneed to be punished. Along with this, it is very important to protect people from getting abuse orany other harm. So, nursing home provides care to them. It is their duty and role to safeguardthose people who are threatened by such activities. Besides this, there are several laws andregulations developed by government to ensure that care homes deliver effective care to people.An effective management of professionals in health care can help in minimising abusive factors.This report will show why individuals are being abused and factors that lead to incidence ofabuse.TASK 11.1Explain why particular individuals such as Bridget and other groups may be vulnerable toabuse or harmPeople in society is are abused due to various reasons. This have an impact on theirmental health for a long term. Besides this, if needs and demands of people are not met theyinvolve in these kinds of activities to fulfil their needs (Taylor, Stevenson and McDowell 2018)In case study it is given that an elder Bridget was abuse by Mr. Y. he was living withBridget in her house. So she was not dependent on him for financial needs. In absence of Mr. YBridget often drink alcohol. Bridget was having social. Also, absence of Mr. Y created aloneliness environment for her. But after an incident at hospital Mr. Y started emotionallyabusing her. This affected her behaviour. Also, Mr. Y started isolating Bridget from her friends.Besides this, elder people are soft targets for people to meet their needs. They are easilyabused by others. Also, they depend on others to fulfil their needs. Apart from this, elder peopleremains alone and ill (Peckover and Trotter, 2015) This loneliness becomes the reason forchange in their behaviour. It makes them frustrated that lead to affect their mental and physicalhealth.Another reason for getting abuse is poor conditions in which a person lives. This makeshim to think about the reasons of those conditions. It changes their behaviour and makes him
aggressive (Low, Roland and Chantler, 2015). Due to this person is does not communicatewith other regarding what is happening in his life. Thus, in order to improve those conditionsindividual thinks a lot. This makes him suffer from depression. It rises incident of harming otherin order to remain calm. Also, it leads to getting involved in abusive activities so that individualcan be happy.The risk of getting involved in abusive activities by elder people rises due to loneliness.In order to get involved with other person wants to remain engage in several activities. In thiscase also Bridget was abused by Mr. Y as he was living with Bridget in her house (White,Wastell and Waring, 2015) Also, Bridget was dependent on Mr. Y. for any kind of support .The relationship between them was also not so good after an incident that occurred at hospital.Besides this, they both was suffering from loss of their loved ones. So this affected their mentalhealth.1.2 Review risk factors which may lead to incidence of abuse and or harm to Bridget and othersIn given scenario the Bridget is abused due to various reasons. It has given chance to Mr.Y to take advantage of that Bridget due to her loneliness. As Mr. Y was living with Bridget inher house this gave chance to Mr. Y for abusing Bridget. Also, her behaviour was changed aftergetting treatment at hospital. Besides this, the conditions or reasons due to which individualsfeels that he or she is abused by others are known as risk factors (White, Wastell and Waring,2015) Generally, it is classified in three categories that is given below:-Individual factors –It is related to personal factor that consists of any physical disability ormental disorder. Also, it includes factors such as behaviour, deficits, etc. These can affectindividual’s mental and physical health leading to incidence of abuse or harm.Bridget was livingwith Mr. Y alone in her house so this created negative impact in his mental health.Family factors-These factors are raised by family members. It involves criminal behaviour,violence, conflicts, stress, etc. It creates poor environment within the family. Due to this,individual is not able to communicate properly. This results in the abuse or harm.Bridget wasnot having any family member for giving social support. So this may lead to risk of getting harmto Bridget by Mr. Y. also, Mr. Y was totally dependent on Bridget so he can easily cause harm toher.
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