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Safeguarding in Health and Social Care – Unit 10

4,000 WORDS (EXCLUDED INTRODUCTION AND REFERENCES). USE HAVARD REFERENCING SYSTEM.   

Level 5 15 Credits-Due on the 27th of July

To achieve the unit, you are required to complete all the tasks. You must ensure that you achieve the learning outcomes and meet the standards which are stated in all the assessment criteria for this unit. You must clearly indicate each assessment criteria you have answered

Unit 10 Safeguarding in health and social care

Context

You should carry out the tasks in the context of a specific health or social care setting. This setting may be related to your current job role, a role you aspire to or one specified by your tutor. Example contexts include:

  • Organisations providing health care e.g. NHS sector (Hospital wards, Mental Health Secure Units, Nursing Homes, Community Care etc
  • Organisations providing social care e.g. care homes, supported housing

Task 1-This task covers assessment criteria (AC 1.1, 1.2, M1, M2, D3).

You are working in a health & social care sector as a senior staff and your line manager has asked you to prepare briefing sheet or presentation style information which will be used in the organisation’s induction programme for new staff.

You should research and document the following and prepare a presentation for your line manager that:

Explain why particular individuals and groups may be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others. Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions to safeguarding

Conduct a review of the risk factors which may lead to incidence of abuse and/or harm to self and others. Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques to safeguarding

Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking in identifying and finding solutions to a safeguarding issue

Task 2-This task covers assessment criteria 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, D1)

Analyse the impact of social and cultural factors on different types of abuse and/or harm to self and others

Analyse the strengths and weaknesses in current legislation and policy relating to those vulnerable to abuse

Explain how key professionals are involved in the protection of individuals and groups vulnerable to abuse. Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions on a related safeguarding issue.

Task 3- This task covers assessment criteria AC 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, M3, D2).

Explain existing working practices and strategies designed to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts.

Present and communicate appropriate findings as a result of safeguarding issues

Evaluate the effectiveness of working practices and strategies used to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts

Discuss possible improvements to working practices and strategies to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts.

Take responsibility of managing and organising activities

Please use the table below to help you answer merit and distinction

Merit Descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Indicative characteristics (All the characteristics need to be achieved) ü
M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions to safeguarding Complex problems with more than one variable have been explored. Has demonstrated an understanding of the relevant legislation and policies framework and knowledge of the different approaches used in safeguarding challenges in health and social care  
M2 Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques to safeguarding The application of relevant theories, techniques and methods, and also justifying all sources of information. Has shown the understanding of the process designed to effectively handle safeguarding matters.  
M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings as a result of safeguarding issues The appropriate structure and approach has been used Has identified the appropriate method of communicating safeguarding findings across the organisation  
Distinction Descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualised Indicative characteristics (All the characteristics need to be achieved) ü
D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions on a related safeguarding issue Conclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and have been justified Has critically evaluated their work and drawn conclusions with justification on how the conclusions were arrived at in relation to the different approaches used to ensure safeguarding is effective and best practice is seen in health and social care  
D2 Take responsibility of managing and organising activities Independent thinking has been demonstrated and all activities have been managed. Has applied the different management process and reporting mechanism managing working relationships in safeguarding matters  
D3 Demonstrate convergent/lateral/creative thinking in identifying and finding solutions to a safeguarding issue Self-evaluation has taken place. Has critically evaluated how their own contribution and development has been influenced by current legislation in safeguarding.

 

 

 ALL MERIT / DISTICNTION

Prepare A 10 MINUTES PRESENTATION DEMONSTRATING KNOWLEDGE or INFORMATION PACK STYLE WRITING DETAILING YOUR FINDINGS

To achieve a MERIT grade:

Cover ALL the pass assessment criteria requirements and any of the following bullet points together with accurate use of Harvard Referencing:-

  • Identify and apply that strategies to find appropriate solutions and illustrate an effective approach to study and research has been explored in terms of safeguarding in different health and social care settings in the time frame given to complete the assignment.
  • Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques to safeguarding
  • Present and communicate appropriate findings by demonstrating that an appropriate structure and approach has been made in the production of a PowerPoint Presentation exploring safeguarding in different health and social care settings in the time frame given to complete the assignment.

To achieve a DISTINCTION grade:

Cover at least ALL Merit grade characteristic and ALL of the following:-

  • Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions on a safeguarding issue.
  • Take responsibility for managing and organising substantial activities, projects or investigations by demonstrating planning, managing and organisational skills in the production of a PowerPoint Presentation on safeguarding in different health and social care settings in the time frame given to complete the assignment.
  • Demonstrate convergent, lateral, creative thinking by illustrating how ideas have been generated and decisions taken when considering safeguarding within health and social care in the time frame given to complete the assignment.
  1. INDICATIVE CONTENT
  1. Ensure you read and be familiarise yourself with the indicative content of the syllabus.
  1. Use examples from the list of the indicative content to provide examples in your answers, as failure to do so will indicate you are not familiar with the course content

1 Understand the factors that contribute to the incidence of abuse and harm to self and others

Different types of abuse: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, financial

Different types of self-harm: self-inflicted wounds, drugs and alcohol

Signs of abuse and self-harm: inappropriate bruising, burns, scalding, malnourishment, low self-esteem, emotional withdrawal, neglect, other risk factors

Individuals vulnerable to abuse: children, young people, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health issues, elderly people, people with dementia Individual factors: self-esteem, identity, gender, previous abuse, relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, type of family background, mental health issues, psychological basis of abuse

Contexts and relationships where abuse may occur: home, community, residential care, institutional care, relationships involving power, caring relationships, within the family, domestic violence

Social factors: health, housing, education, poverty, social exclusion and disadvantage, networks of support

Cultural factors: ethnicity, discrimination, religion

2 Understand current legislation, policy and professional involvement regarding abuse in health and social care contexts

Legislation and policy initiatives: national, regional and local policies; professional standards and guidance as appropriate; individual rights; Fraser guidelines

Range of professionals: range of professionals from health and social care including social workers, social service staff, National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), health professionals

3 Understand working practice and strategies used to minimise abuse in health and social care contexts

Working practices: written and oral communication, use of ICT in sharing information between professionals, anti-oppressive practice, anti-discriminatory practice, thresholds, risk factors, risk predictions, framework of assessment, identifying children in need

Strategies: working in partnership with users of health and social care services, between professionals and within organisations, decision-making processes and forums, safeguarding children boards, the ‘at risk’ register, area child protection committee, organisational policies and training

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