Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

Unit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care





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QualificationUnit number and title
Pearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma Health and Social CareUnit 10: Safeguarding in Health and Social Care 
Student nameAssessor name
 Jenson Thomas
Date issuedFormative Deadline Summative (Final) DeadlineSubmitted on
26th September 2016 28th October 201616th December 2016 
  
Assignment title Safeguarding in Health and Social Care 

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Learning Outcome Learning OutcomeAssessment CriteriaIn this assessment you will have the opportunity to present evidence that shows you are able to:Task no. Evidence

 
 
LO1Understand the factors that contribute
to the incidence of abuse and harm to self and others
1.11.1 Explain why particular individuals and groups may bevulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others

1.1 Explain why particular individuals and groups may be

vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others

Explain why particular individuals and groups may be

vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others

Explain why particular individuals and groups may be

vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others

Explain why particular individuals and groups may be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others.
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1.2Review risk factors which may lead to incidence of abuse and/or harm to self and others1  
  1.3Analyse the impact of social and cultural factors on different types of abuse and/or harm to self and others3  
LO2  Understand
current legislation, policy and professional involvement regarding abuse in health and social care contexts
2.1Analyse the strengths and weaknesses in current legislation and policy relating to those vulnerable to abuse 3  
2.2Explain how key professionals are involved in the protection of individuals and groups vulnerable to abuse3  
LO3Understand working practice and strategies used to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts3.1Explain existing working practices and strategies designed to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts.2  
3.2Evaluate the effectiveness of working practices and strategies used to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts2  
3.3Discuss possible improvements to working practices and strategies to minimise abuse in health and social care context     2  
          

 

 









In addition to the above PASS criteria, this assignment gives you the opportunity to submit evidence in order to achieve the following MERIT and DISTINCTION grades
Merit descriptorsIndicative characteristics
 M1 Demonstrate that an effective judgment has been made in analysing the impact of social and cultural factors (i.e., health, housing, education, poverty, social exclusion and disadvantage networks of support) in the scenario given.
M2 A range ofrelevant theories of legislation and sector skills in organizational practices to promote and maximize Independence and choice.
M3 Demonstrate that a range of methods of presentation have been used and technical language has been accurately used to discuss the possible improvements working practices and strategies to minimise abuse in health and social care Contexts.

 

 








 Distinction descriptorsIndicative characteristics
D1 Conclusions should be arrived at through synthesis of ideas and should be justified in reviewing the risk factors.
D2 Show that importance of interdependence has been recognized and achieved in relating existing work practices and strategies to minimizing abuse in health and social care setting.
D3  Ideas have been generalized and decision taken is coherent in relation to existing working practices and strategies designed to minimize abuse in health and social care contexts

 

 







 SUMMARY OF GRADES
In order to achieve a pass in a unit
  • all learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met

In order to achieve a merit in a unit
  • pass requirements achieved

  • all merit grade descriptors achieved

In order to achieve a distinction in a unit
  • pass and merit requirements achieved

  • all distinction grade descriptors achieved



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I certify that the work submitted for this assignment is my own and research sources are fully acknowledged. 

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Assignment brief
Unit number and titleUNIT 10: Safeguarding in health and social care
QualificationPearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma Health and Social Care
Start date26th September 2016
Deadline/hand-in16th December 2016
AssessorJenson Thomas
 
Assignment titleUNIT 10: Safeguarding in health and social care
Purpose of this assessmentThe aim of this unit is to enable learners to develop an understanding of the factors of abuse and study the working practices and strategies to reduce and prevent its occurrence. There are three different tasks in the assignment; the first and the second tasks are individual tasks of article review and case study report, thefinal task is an academic poster, a group work.
 Task 1: Article ReviewThe Daily Mail (January 23rd, 2014) reports shocking news on abuse, neglect of an elderly domiciliary care patient. Pensioner catches care worker stealing cash from her purse  on a camera, she installed to find out why her money kept disappearing. The Secret camera showed Nadia Summers, 24, stashing money in her bra. Housebound Lynette Nardone, 64, was convinced she was being robbed. She reported her suspicion to her family after the care home she is registered with reported they was no way care worker(Nadia) was stealing from her.

The family installed £1,000 CCTV system used to convict care worker thief. Mrs. Lynette Nardone is house bound and suffers from a rare debilitating neuro-degenerative disease. Nadia was then caught on camera a further two times stealing £20 notes from the vulnerable patient’s purse.

In court Mrs. Lynette reports the following: She said: ‘Nadia’s actions have cost me so much more than just £60 from my purse or £1,000 for cameras.

‘She has taken away what little trust and faith I had left. It has been hard for me to accept that I need help and allowing strangers into my home as carers have been yet another challenge.

‘I felt helpless to accuse the people who care for me, fearing a ‘my word against theirs’ situation.

‘I was frightened to upset them in case they took it out on me. I depend on people.

‘I hope Nadia can never again cause any other vulnerable person the distress and heartache that she has caused me.

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‘Nobody deserves to feel like a victim in their own home at a time when what they need and deserve the most is support and care and dignity.

From Article 1:

Q1.Explain why particular individuals and groups may be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others

Explain what is abuse, harm or danger? and how individual can respond to abuse including harm to self? According to what happened in this scenario explain how individual may be vulnerable to this type of practice.

Q2.  Using the article above review the risk factors associated with the incidence of abuse and /harm to self and others.

 This provides evidence for LO1.1, 1.2

Word count: 1000

TASK 2: Case study

Case Scenarios:

 1.A newly qualified Mental Health Nurse on the first day at work

A psychiatric hospital- A mental health patient with theprevious history of physical/verbal abuse towards astaff member.

Refusing to take medication

2.School Nurse

In primary school, a child that has Autism and finds it difficult to communicate with children. Child Claims others are bullying and calling names.3.Care Worker

One of the teenager aged 15 tells you in private that another care worker comes to his room at night.

4.Social Worker

A woman with theprevious history of domestic abuse from her ex-husband. Has reported that she is 3 months pregnant. She is too scared to live with him. She has bruises all over her face and neck

Q3: Look through these different scenarios select two scenarios: Explain how you will minimise abuse by referencing existing working practices and strategies health care professionals employ. Evaluate the effectiveness of these working policies and practices suggested. discuss your recommendation for improvement you will suggest with other members of staff to minimise abuse.

This provides evidence forLO:3.1/3.2/3.3

Word count :1500

Note- Make sure you contextualise to scenario chosen. Always link to legislation when required.

For exampleVulnerable group————–Type of Abuse——Healthcare professional— Working practice to relevant group/type of abuse (legislation, national policy, organization policy/practice i.e. safeguarding and Code of Conduct—Positives/Negative-Impact/consequences—-improvement)

Task 3: Academic Poster

GROUP TASK DUE WEEK 10

Learners are required to present their poster to the class on at least one type of abuse /harm/neglect.  Select a context in which abuse can occur, groups and vulnerable people. Investigate the following national policies / legislations that govern working practices in health and social care.  The group will be required to carry out 20-minutes poster presentation informing effectiveness of these working practice and policies used in minimizing abuse. The poster from Task 1 may be used as supporting material. The class will be encouraged to ask questions regarding the problem and how theory informed the solution.

Q4.Recognizing individual social and cultural factors is vital in promoting rights and   minimizing theincidence of abuse in health and social   care. Analyze the impact of social   / cultural factors onphysical,emotional, psychological, neglect abuse   on service – users   and explainprofessionals involvement inprotecting vulnerable groups in

Q5:  Health and social care   practices are influenced by legislations /policies /procedures and code of practices, Analyze the strengths   and weaknesses   of currentlegislation and   your    home Abuse policy in dealing with abuse

This provides evidence forLO1.3 / LO2.2 / LO 2.1

Guideline for Academic poster (20minutes)

You will carry   a research of national policies i.e. Safeguarding- SOVA/POVA, No Secrets Valuing people now, the Health Select Committee’s Inquiry into Elder Abuse, Health Care Standard Act 2010 , Mental capacity Act 2005, Data protection Act 1998 and  different working practices and strategies used   to minimize abuse in health and social care. 

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