C1 – Explain what a social care worker must do if they become aware of an unsafe practice. A social worker must report it to their manager, senior nurse on charge or their senior carer immediately and corrective measures should be implemented as soon as practically possible to avoid harm or injury. If it involves poor working practise staff must be retrained, if they are resource difficulties the employer must provide the adequate resources and a risk assessments must be carried out to prevent further unsafe practices. C11- Describe what a social care worker must do if unsafe practice is reported but nothing is done to ensure it is corrected.
If an unsafe practice has been reported but nothing has been done to ensure it is corrected then you may need to go to the next level of management, the Care Quality Commission or the Safeguarding Team at the local Social Services department. C111 – Describe three factors that make individuals more vulnerable to abuse than others. 1 – Reliant on others – individuals who are totally reliant on others to support and care for them. 2 – Mental capacity – Individuals who may lack the capacity to understand what is happening to them. 3 – Sensory impairment. Individuals who have a sensory impairment e. g. poor hearing or sight may have communication difficulties. CV1V – Explain how adopting a person centred approach which offers choices and upholds rights can empower an individual and help to reduce the likelihood of abuse. By using person centred values you are enabling the individual to have control over their rights, make informed choices, promoting their independence and giving them the respect have the confidence and self-esteem to make a complaint if and when they feel the need to.
CV – Explain how encouraging and promoting active participation can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse. By giving the service user encouragement and promoting active participation you helping them to build their self-esteem and an understanding between individuals, when a person feelings valued they are less likely tolerate abuse and are more likely to report or share things they don’t like. CV1 – Explain how an effective and an easy to use complaints procedure can help to reduce the likelihood of abuse.
If the carers and service users are aware that there is a complaints procedure in place and if necessary in an easy read format such as Braille or audio, and is accessible to all it would make it much harder for abuse to go unreported, without an easy complaint procedure the abuser is more likely to try and get away with the abuse, as they would be more confident that the victim would not be able to do anything about it and hence less likely to take place