HSC 024

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HSC 024 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
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Define the following types of abuse:
 Physical abuse
Physical abuse is deliberate physical force that may result in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. Both old and young people can be physically abused. There are signs or indicators to show physical abuse and there are ways in which victims and abusers act or interact with each other.
Physical abuse includes the smashing of furniture and personal belongings, being pushed or shoved, being held against your will, slapped, bitten, kicked, pinched, punched, choked or ducked under water, threatened or hurt with a weapon, threats of violence, locked in or out of the house, hair pulled,burnt with cigarettes, acid, an iron, hot food or water

 Sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is when a person is forced or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity. When sexual contact is non-consensual,it is an abuse. It can happen to men and women of any age that is both old and young. It can include sexual penetration of any part of the body with a penis, finger or any object, sexual exploitation, making threats about sexual activities, exposure to pornographic material, touching of breast or genitals, kissing, etc.
Activities such as showing pornographic material, forcing the person to watch sex acts or forcing the person to undress are also considered sexual abuse
Emotional/psychological abuse
Emotional Abuse is where one person gains power and control over another through words and gestures which gradually undermine the other’s self-respect…Emotional abuse can be name-calling, blaming, screaming, making threats, yelling….neglecting, manipulation, not listening, withholding affection…belittling and untrue accusation
 Financial abuse
Financial abuse is stealing or

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