Activity – Signs of Abuse case study
Consider each of these scenarios affecting Mrs Smith and determine if any of them may ‘flag’ abuse.
Signs of Abuse case study feedback
Each of these, in isolation, may be indicative of a general deterioration in Mrs Smith’s condition but when grouped together may suggest an abuse that needs further inquiry; but if the lunch club, the cleaner, the friend and the neighbour all say nothing, because alone none of them have anything definitive to report, then the potential abuse can continue.
The message from this is, that no matter how small your concern, and even if it turns out to be nothing to have been worried about, it is still better reported.