By Carol Sellars
Probability evaluation in individuals with studying Disabilities, moment version displays legislative updates revamped the prior decade whereas carrying on with to demystify the method of assessing hazard for individuals with highbrow impairment (previously known as 'learning disabilities').Revisits options of possibility overview defined in First version in gentle of the new legislative adjustments, such a lot particularly the 2005 psychological means ActCovers tools of assessing a person's skill to consent in a number of occasions, from the standard, to complicated scientific or mental scenariosCovers implications of recent guidance issued when it comes to the Care Programme method (CPA)
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However, it is also important to balance the responsibility for a duty of care against the need to allow an individual as much freedom as possible. In assessing risk, it is essential that an assessment of mental capacity is undertaken in order to decide on the best and safest course of action. Those making decisions about risks also need to be aware that they will have their own agenda about what is right and wrong, and that it may not be appropriate to impose their own feelings on decisions about other people’s lives.
Staff often take unnecessary risks because past information is not made available to them, or because they choose not take the time to read files, reports, etc. Where the person has a history of violent offending towards others, including sexual offending, it is particularly important to obtain information about past offences. It is likely that there will be patterns associated with the unwanted behaviour. The person may only offend in certain settings, or may choose a particular type of victim.
It is the process, not the form, which is important. Any final decision must clearly be agreed by everyone to be in the person’s best interests. In addition, the wishes of the person with the intellectual impairment should also be considered, even when it is judged that they do not have capacity to decide for themselves. It is also wise to avoid assigning numbers to assessments of risk. Although this is often done, it can be misleading and even dangerous. It tends to assign a false air of scientific validity to what is produced in Predicting Risk 25 writing.
Risk Assessment in People With Learning Disabilities (2nd ed) by Carol Sellars