Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
ALL OUTCOMES IN RED ARE OBSERVATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY YOUR ASSESSOR. THE INFORMATION GIVEN INDICATES THE TYPES OF THINGS YOUR ASSESSOR WILL BE LOOKING FOR
Know how to recognise signs of abuse
1. Define the following types of abuse 2. Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse.
Physical abuse - Punching, Kicking Scratching, Slapping, Biting, Scalding, Pulling hair, Poking Pinching, Pushing, Shoving, Burning, Binding limbs, Tripping over, Choking, Beating, Cutting, Imprisonment, Starvation, Forced feeding, Deliberate dehydration, Twisting arms, Sleep deprivation, Torture, Drowning, Bruising, Scalding.
SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS - Injuries that have not received medical attention, frequent or regular falls and injuries, “pepperpot bruising” fingermarks, bruising in areas not normally bruised (Inside of thighs or arms) burns or scalds in unusual places, ulcers, sores or rashes caused by bed wetting, loss of confidence, lack of interest in appearance, sleeping problems, feeling depressed
Sexual abuse - Sexual penetration of any part of the body, touching inappropriate parts of the body without informed agreement, sexual exploitation, threats about sexual activity,
SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS - unusual sexual behaviour, blood or marks on underclothes, recurrent genital/urinary infections, loss of confidence, lack of interest in appearance, sleeping problems, feeling depressed, frequent complaints of abdominal pain,
Emotional - Humiliation, bullying, making threats, shouting or swearing, racial abuse, constant teasing or poking fun
SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS – Sleeping problems, feeling depressed, becoming afraid of making decisions, sudden change in behaviour, becoming quiet and withdrawn
Financial - Stealing money or property or allowing or encouraging others to do so, persuading others to make financial decisions which are not in their interest,