This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged. Learning outcomes | Assessment criteria |
The learner will: | The learner can: |
1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: * Physical abuse * Sexual abuse * Emotional/Psychological abuse * Financial abuse * Institutional abuse * Self neglect * Neglect by others 1.2 Describe 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 (Guidance: An individual will usually mean the person supported by the learner but may include those for whom there is no formal duty of care Factors may include: a setting or situation the individual )| |
2. Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse | 2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused (Guidance: The actions to take constitute the learner’s responsibilities in responding to allegations or suspicions of abuse. They include actions to take if the allegation or suspicion implicates: A colleague Someone in the individual’s personal network The learner The learner’s line manager Others )2.2 Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused 2.3 Identify ways to ensure that evidence 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...