Child Abuse and Identify National Policies

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Unit 4
1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse
1.1 Define the types of abuse
* Physical abuse
* Sexual abuse
* Emotional/psychological abuse
* Financial abuse
* Self-neglect
* Neglect by others
1.2 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse 1.3 Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse 2. Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse

2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicious that an individual is being abused

2.2 Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused

2.3 Identify ways to ensure that evidenced of abuse is preserved

3. Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse 3.1 Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse

3.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse

3.3 Identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individual’s from abuse

4. Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse

4.1 Explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by:

* Working with person-centred values
* Encouraging active participation
* Promoting choice and rights

4.2 Explain the importance of an accessible complaints procedure for reducing the likelihood of abuse

5. Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices

5.1 Describe unsafe practices that may affect the wellbeing of individuals

5.2 Explain the actions to take if unsafe practices have been identified

5.3 Describe the action to take if suspected abuse or unsafe practices have been reported but nothing has been done in response
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