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Safeguarding and protection in care settings

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours
This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of care settings. This unit covers the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

Assessment guidance and/or requirements
This unit must be assessed in line with the relevant assessment principles.
Care settings eg. Adult, children and young people’s health settings and adult care settings
Domestic abuse should include acts of control and coercion
Factors may include:
• a setting or situation
• the individual
An individual will usually mean the person supported by the learner but may include those for whom there is no formal duty of care
The actions to take constitute the learner’s responsibilities in responding to allegations or suspicions of abuse. They include actions to take if the allegation or suspicion implicates:
• A colleague
• Someone in the individual’s personal network
• The learner
• The learner’s line manager
• Others
Local systems may include:
• employer/organisational policies and procedures
• multi-agency adult protection arrangements for a locality
Whistle blowing
A whistle blower is a person who exposes any kind of information or activity that is deemed illegal, unethical or not correct
Person centred values include:
• Individuality
• Rights
• Choice
• Privacy
• Independence
• Dignity
• Respect
• Partnership
• Care
• Compassion
• Courage
• Communication
• Competence
Active participation is a way of working that recognises an individual’s right to participate in the activities and relationships of everyday life as independently as possible; the individual is regarded as an active partner in their own care or support, rather than a passive recipient
Unsafe practices may include
• poor working practices
• resource difficulties
• operational difficulties
Well-being may include aspects that are:
• Social
• Emotional
• Cultural
• Spiritual
• Intellectual
• Economic
• Physical
• Mental


Qualifications offering this unit

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