Outcome 1: Know how to recognise signs of abuse
1.1 Define the following types of abuse.
Physical abuse:- Physical abuse is defined as any physical force or violence that results in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. It includes assault, battery, and inappropriate restraint.
Sexual abuse:- Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don't want to do. . It can also refer to behaviour that impacts a person's ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs.
Emotional/Psychological abuse:- Emotional and Psychological abuse includes a range of non-physical controlling …show more content…
Most companies' policies and procedures, would state that the employee must report any abuse allegations to the appropriate person(s) within the company/agency, record the facts on appropriate paperwork, listen not judge the complainant, always establish what it is that has occurred and report any suspicions to the appropriate manager, reassuring the employee at all times and take every allegation seriously, always date the paperwork and have it signed by any witness (if any), take photographs of evidence if …show more content…
Local Systems:- Safeguarding Adults Boards, Safeguarding policies and procedure for vulnerable adults.
3.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse.
Safeguarding Adults Boards:- These bring together various local agencies such as; MIND, the police, housing teams and advocacy groups; that work with vulnerable adults and enable them to effectively share information and monitor their work.
Police:- The police are expected to safeguard vulnerable adults by, investigating all reports of vulnerable adult abuse and to uphold and protect the rights of vulnerable adults.
Care Quality Commission (CQC):- The CQC's role is to monitor and provide guidance on what all health and social care providers must do in order to safeguard vulnerable adults from abuse this includes; the development of procedure and policies used in order to prevent vulnerable adults from being abused and monitoring the correct use of said policies and procedures in all health and social care