Task 2 Failures to Protect Individuals

1078 words 5 pages
Identify two reports on serious failures to protect individuals (ADULTS) from abuse. Write an account that describes the unsafe practices in the reviews. Look on Google under UK failures in adult care
Report 1.
In March 2002, a 30-year-old woman with learning disabilities was admitted to Borders General Hospital in Scotland with multiple injuries as a result of sustained physical and sexual assaults. The abuse had been carried out at home and was perpetrated by three men, one of whom was her carer. ‘The case of the vulnerable adult’ is the term that the individual involved has asked to be used. Her identity is protected under rules giving anonymity to victims of rape.

The woman had made allegations against one of the
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In spite of previous inquiries, conditions for the eight men on Lamorna ward remained bleak. One bedroom contained only a chair: the man using it had to sleep on the floor. There were no curtains. The activities cupboard contained a single annual. The men frequently argued and sometimes came to blows.

But some of the worst abuse occurred outside the hospital, in houses where up to four adults lived with support from NHS carers. The blind and deaf man lived in one of these. Inspectors would not name the place to protect his identity.

Investigators found evidence staff hit, pushed and dragged vulnerable adults. They relied too much on medication to control behaviour and used cold showers and withdrawal of food for discipline.

I believe NHS staff are some of the most trusted people in the united kingdom yet this report is sadly about NHS staff abusing patients. Again this report is full of unsafe practice which has prevented from adults being protected. Staff bound his arms together with cloth bandages and fastened them to his bed or wheelchair, to stop


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