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Understand factors which may lead to abusive situations
Annie Butcheron 24 January 2013
Transcript of Understand factors which may lead to abusive situations
This may be a person with a physical or learning disabilities and or mental health problems.
Older people and individuals that are suffering from dementia.
Individuals in these groups tend to be over compliant and accepting to whatever happens to them.
This may be due to medication, having low self-expectations and low self esteem.
Their illness, condition or age tends to make them isolated.
As a result them become dependent on the abuser. or potential abusers for help. they may also feel its their fault which the abuser could also make them feel like this. If people cannot communicate verbally then this would be a barrier for them to let others know what is happening.
For example there has been many reported cases where carers have taken sexual advantage of patients who have been unconscious. Why might this groups of people be seen as vulnerable? For each of the different care environments identified below, provide an example of the type of abusive behaviour that could take place there: Environments Jonas -
Jonas has a mild learning disability and lives in a housing association flat. His neighbours have offered to make his lunch and evening meal in return for half his money. He has agreed to this but finds the food is often cold and served in small portions. He is hungry most of the time and is having to spend his remaining money on snacks and chips. He feels unable to tackle them about this, as he is afraid of losing their friendship. He does not know anyone else on the estate and he does not want any trouble.
1. As his social worker, what help could you offer?
2. Jonas is offered another flat, in a different area, for his own well -being and is happy to take it. He has a support worke, for two months, to help him settle in. What role and help could the support worker offer? Contexts I would like you to give a description for each of these headings.
- People who are dependent on others for personal care.
- People who lack Mental Capacity to give consent.
- Adults who feel shame or fear of reporting.
- Communication difficulties.
- Bullying within care services.
- Discriminatory practice
- Invasion of Privacy.
-Relationships involving power.
-Social Isolation - Own home
- Community Care
- Day care
- Residential Care
- Independent living.
- Health Services.