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Supporting and protecting adults. There are numerous reasons as to why vulnerable adults may be abused or exploited, there are strategies that are used and put in practice to minimise risks of harm and abuse to vulnerable adults especially in care setting

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SUPPORTING AND PROTECTING ADULTS P1/M1 Individual rights can be respected in a supported relationship with families, friends, carers and also others. With these rights each individual will understand they are being treated equally with all opportunities available and they will learn to gain independence. The rights that individuals have can be respected by: * Being treated equally and not being discriminated against * Being respected (there opinions matter) * Being treated as an individual ( everyone is treated exactly the same) * Treated in a dignified way * Able to have privacy ( no one will have the right to go trough another persons things as they are private) * Protected from danger, abuse and harm (they are safe and protected from danger) * Able to access all information about themselves (they have the right to see their personal things) * Able to communicate using their preferred methods of communication and language Key people can make a huge difference to a individuals health and well-being. Supportive relationships encourage individuals to do as much for themselves as possible such as to maintaining their independence, physical ability and it encourages those with certain disabilities to maximize their potential and independence. ...read more.


Investigations on reported allegations can only occur if information is passed on to relevant authorities such as police officers and social workers. But firstly after the vulnerable adult has disclosed to someone what has happened, information must be passed on to agencies and authorities, which then leaves the adult to be encouraged to talk about what has happened very sensitively but must not made to do so if they don't want to. Short term support and long term support will be given to the adult who has suffered any types of indicators to abuse, whether it is short term or long term depends on the situation or action of abuse and the length it had occurred for. For example if a old women in a care home was pushed by his or her care worker who was actually at that time drunk, then they may need short term support but if a adult was repeatedly being threatened and pushed around by their drunken care worker, when they themselves are hardly capable of doing anything themselves through a period of time then they will need long term support. Abuse is minimized by an individual knowing that there is someone out there who will be there to help them. ...read more.


Whereas other individuals who do not actually have any reason what so ever to know confidentiality must be maintained at all times. The safety of that vulnerable adult may be put at risk and legal procedures will be ensued if certain information is passed on to others. Due to the safety of the vulnerable adult who is being abused all of their records must be kept confidential.. Care workers may have regular inspections in the care setting just to make sure that all policies of the setting are in place. Procedures are put into safeguard for everyone who is involved in the situation. These procedures must be followed in the right way and promptly, this is crucial because if the end result isn't the desired one no one will be at blame. All staff members or workers which are working in care setting with vulnerable adults must have read, understood and must be aware of all the setting policies. As this will safeguard the organisation and staff and make sure common practice is used in all situations which have been taken place in the care setting by different individuals. The Data Protection Act 1998 legislation suggests that all records must be stored safely and securely within all care settings with access to individuals who have a right to know such as the patient and his/her own records. ...read more.

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