Whistleblowing is when someone informers someone else from their workplace or a different setting that something illegal is happening. An example would be when a care practitioner abuses their patients because they’re vulnerable because the patients are in need of help doing most activities. A whistle-blower is a person who stops abuse, mistreatment or neglect from happening and reports it to someone above them for example their manager and that’s when actions are taken place.
The actions to take if someone is being harmed abused is letting the person open up to you, and by letting the person open up to you, the patient has to feel safe around you. One way to earn patients trust would be by communicating to them, but in a professional manner. Be there for them emotionally by paying attention to any problems, requirements, or even if they’re listening to them by not judging them. You need to maintain the safety whether it’s the victim or the abuser. To maintain safety the care practitioner would need to do some investigation of what victim told her and preserve evidence. If a person is in danger or someone is putting other people at risk actions must take place and you as a professional care practitioner would have to break that confidentiality bon and report concerns, as a process of a procedure and policies. The care practitioner needs to report concerns to the safe guarding office within their organisation or if they’re not available report it directly to the police or social services.
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