Introduction: There are many jobs in society, particularly within health and social care, where a practitioner’s main job role is working with adults. It is therefore, important for learners, hoping to work in these areas to develop knowledge and understanding of safeguarding work. Multi-agency partnerships work at local level to develop policies and procedures which safeguard adults by promoting good practice. Whilst the rights of all individuals should be protected, adults who use health and social care services are amongst those most at risk of abuse or neglect. Learners must recognise situations which may lead to abuse and neglect, and the need for a person-centred approach which provides supportive and trusting relationships. Learners will investigate the signs and symptoms of different types of abuse, enabling them to recognise when abuse may be happening. They will go on to examine predisposing factors which may lead to abusive situations.
P1 describe forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults: In P1 I am going to be explaining 5 different forms of abuse, these 5 will be physical, sexual, emotional, racial and institutional abuse.
Physical abuse: physical abuse is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feeling of physical pain, injury or other physical suffering or bodily harm. Physical abuse includes things like hitting someone, biting, scratching, hair pulling, burning. Basically anything that is causing physical pain to another human being can be classed as physical abuse. Physical abuse can be shown on the body by the person being abused having bruises on their skin indicating that they have either been pulled about or hit, having ripped clothes this shows they have been pulled about to roughly or have been dragged by their clothes, teeth marks this shows they may have been bitten or they are biting themselves to stop them telling someone that