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SAFEGUARDING – with respect to adults at risk

“Safeguarding is Everyone`s business” Care Act 2014

It is everyone’s responsibility to consider the safe guarding of our clients, as it is a right rather than a privilege.

What is abuse?

Abuse can be seen a ongoing or occurring at one incident, there are many different types of abuse.

Type of abuse

Physical abuse: Such as rough handling, unreasonable restraint, hitting, burning, pushing or kicking someone, locking someone in a room are all considered physical abuse.

 Sexual abuse: Such as inappropriate touching or forcing someone to take part in or witness any sexual act against their will.

Psychological / Emotional abuse: Such as intimidation, bullying, shouting, swearing, taunting, threatening or humiliating someone.

Financial abuse: Such as theft, fraud, coercion over wills, misusing someone’s money, property or other belongings without their agreement.

Discriminatory abuse: Such as ill-treatment or harassment based on a person’s age, sex, sexuality, disability, religious beliefs or ethnic group.

Institutional abuse: Through rigid regimes, systemic poor care, poor organisational culture, lack of resources, denial of choice, lack of dignity and respect for service users.

Modern slavery: Such as slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude Domestic violence Including psychological, physical, sexual, financial, emotional abuse; so called ‘honour’ based violence

Neglect: Such as failing to provide necessary food, heating, equipment, care or medicine. Self-neglect. This can cover a wide range of behaviour, including hoarding, failing to attend to personal care needs, failing to maintain property in a safe condition. 

 

At Daallo care services, we developed a robust and effective system to safeguard our service users including regular training for our staff.