Organisational Abuse

  • Batch care – lack of individual care programmes
  • Deprived environmental conditions and lack of stimulation
  • Illegal confinement or restrictions

Your Rights – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Standard Authorisation)

  • Inappropriate care of possessions, clothing and living area
  • Inappropriate physical intervention
  • Inappropriate use of medical procedures such as enemas, catheterisation
  • Inappropriate use of power or control
  • Inflexible services based on convenience of the provider rather than the person receiving services
  • Lack of personal clothes and belongings
  • No flexibility in bedtime routine and/or deliberate waking
  • People left on a commode or toilet for long periods of time
  • People referred to, or spoken to with disrespect
  • Service user removed from the home or establishment, without discussion with other appropriate people or agencies because staff are unable to manage the behaviour
  • Un-homely or stark living environments.

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