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In this essay I will be outlining key legislation and regulations which govern safeguarding adults work, outlining working strategies and types of abuse procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse.

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´╗┐Cherelle Squire safeguarding adults and promoting independence Unit 11 P4,P5,M2 In this essay I will be outlining key legislation and regulations which govern safeguarding adults work, outlining working strategies and types of abuse procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse. Also I will be describing legislation and regulations, working strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of two types of abuse. Relevant legislation and regulations There is a law that has been passed by authority such as, parliament. The people that have to benefit from this legislation and policies are vulnerable individual. The European convention and human rights and fundamental freedom 1950 and the human rights act 1998 spelt out the basic rights of all humans and regardless of their condition or situation. The anti-discrimination act- equal pay act, sex discrimination and the age discrimination act, all of this play apart in the abuse that occurs as a result of discrimination. Legislation Main points Application Safe guarding vulnerable groups act 2006 Protection of vulnerable groups act 2007 Protecting vulnerable groups (PVG) act 2010 1. Set for people who work with children and vulnerable individuals to be registered 2. The independent safeguarding authority to be able for deciding who should be barred from working with people that are vulnerable. 1. This also applies to employed people and volunteers 2. There are separate but liked barred lists for those working with children and adults 3. Checks must take place before an individual can work with the vulnerable. The rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 1. This makes come convictions to be ?spent? or ignored after a period of time of rehabilitation or non-offending. 1. All health and care employment is normally exempt from this act and requires full disclosure of pervious. The police act 1997 1. CRB checks have to be done under this act, are the norm in health and care settings. ...read more.

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Training needs to be given when new procedures and polices are put into place so that everyone understand what they are expected to follow within the work place. Every new staff member needs a full induction, during this the policies and procedures are explained in full. This sets the tone for them to understand expectation of the future, behavior and practice that should be given. This set the tone for them to understand what they should be following out at work. The role of the care quality commission This insures that all organizations are providing the best service to the individuals and the best interests are at heart. Also makes sure that they are following the rules and regulations that apply to them within the workplace. Procedures for protection All procedures must be followed, in case of alleged or suspected abuse; these are set by the origination within the multi-agency framework. Whistleblowing Since the public interest disclosure act of 1998, staff have had the right to not suffer detrimentally or be missed, as a result of the disclosure act. This applies if member of staff see another member of staff being abused or verbally abused. In the past staff have been aware of abuse being carried out but they did say anything because of fear of being called a grass. Referral process of abuse 1 alert 1. Concerns are raised through an allegation, suspicion or complaint 2. Information being passed on by an nominated person in the organization. 2 referral 1. Allegation being passed on to the police for possible criminal investigation and to social services. 2. Staff must not contaminate evidence e.g asking leading questions or suggesting a quick shower. 3 decision making If it looks like abuse has happened or might happen, the social worker and others, like teachers or the Police, will hold a meeting called a Strategy Discussion to decide whether a Child Protection Enquiry is necessary 4 Assessment Where a common assessment has been completed this information should be used to inform the Initial Assessment. ...read more.

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So this helps people to speak up and see that you are doing well by telling someone if you have seen someone being sexually abused. So with everyone working together it would be earlier and quicker to find the sexual abuser. Multi- agency working The support planning process and the single assessment process has been made within inter-agency co- operation, with the individuals needs being the center of attention. Multi-agency works help a multi-disciplinary approach. This is where different professionals all come together to discuss a case of individual they are all working with. For this to work, very good communicational skills are needed, and understand of what is going on in very stage of the individual?s progress. If this is not done or followed out in the right way it can lead to death of children and vulnerable adults which it has done in the past. Safeguarding adult Set national standards, defined service models or why this might be it is aimed to ensure a nation-wide approach to protection of adults and closer multi- agency working, this will help stop sexual abuse. Human rights in health care ? a frame work of local action 2007/08 Framework to help local NHS trusts to develop and apply human rights approach in the design and delivery of their service Focus on fairness, respect, equality, dignity, autonomy No secrets- department of health guidelines 2000 Look at who will be at risk and why this might be. Set out multi-agency framework to encourage different professionals to work together Social services to take leads and involve council department, local to develop multi- agency codes of practice and ways of working together. Help to catch sexual offenders. In this essay I have be outlined key legislation and regulations which govern safeguarding adults work, outlined working strategies and types of abuse procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse. Also, I have described legislation and regulations, working strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of two types of abuse. ...read more.

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