Before discussing the major principles of safeguarding in health and social care, it is critical to define the potential threats. Those are different types of abuse individuals may face.
There are several major types of abuse to consider - sexual, physical, emotional, financial, institutional, self-neglect and neglect. How to define a person who experienced one of these types? Usually, the individual discloses. Such person may have urinary tract infections or other sexually gained diseases. The person is unable to focus on most things. It has regular depressions without a good reason. Such people cannot coexist with other members of society equally: they are always expecting something bad to happen. The victims of abuse usually do not trust others.
Next, it is time to write about the public concern associated with the care occupation. Social and health care workers responsible for the protection from abuse should prepare regular reports supported by professional presentations. Each of them must cover:
- A detailed description of the problem or field of relevant public concern
- A plan (mind map, outline) for the various opinions concerning the given topic or field of current public concern
- An explanation of how the problem or area of public concern has impacted service provision and working principles and approaches
- A summary of how public point of view is influenced by issues and area of concern in one of the fields: health care, social care, children and young adults, etc.
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