24: Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

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24: Principles of Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

Outcome 1: Know how to recognise signs of abuse
1.1 define the following types of abuse:
Physical abuse
Physical abuse may involve hitting, spiting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to an individual.

Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another, indecent exposure, harassment

Financial abuse
Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s property, money, pension book or other valuables.

Institutional abuse
Institutional abuse involves failure of an organisation to provide appropriate and professional individual services to vulnerable people. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour that amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness, and stereotyping and rigid systems.

Emotional/psychological Abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; isolation

Self-neglect is a behavioural condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, appropriate clothing, feeding, or tending appropriately to any medical conditions they have.

Neglect by others
Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which the perpetrator (someone) is responsible to provide care, for someone, who is unable to care for oneself, but fails to provide adequate care to meet their needs. Neglect may include failing to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, medical care or other needs

1.2 identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse
Signs and symptoms may include:

Physical abuse broken bones, bruises, pressure marks, abrasions, and burns skin infections,

Sexual abuse Bruises around the breasts or genital area, as well as unexplained bleeding around the

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