Abuse Essay

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Abuse Unit 4222-205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (HSC 024) Know How to Recognise the signs of abuse a. Physicak Abuse Physical abuse is the use of physical force against someone in a way that injures or endangers that person. Physical assault or battering is a crime, whether it occurs inside or outside of the family. The police have the power and authority to protect us from physical attack. b. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse includes someone touching your private parts (e.g. breasts, vagina, penis, anus) or making you touch theirs. It can also include rape (e.g. putting a penis or another part of their body into your vagina, anus or mouth), or other things that make you feel uncomfortable (e.g. making sexual comments about you or 'perving' at you in a sexual way, making you watch them masturbate, rubbing their body against you in a sexual way, trying to tongue kiss you, or making you look at sexual pictures or videos). Most sexual abusers are male, and a few are female. It is not true that sexual abuse happens because 'a man cannot control his sexual urges'. The abuser knows that they are doing, and they make a choice to abuse their position of trust and power. c. Emotional/psychological abuse Emotional and Psychological abuse includes a range of non-physical controlling behaviours that cause emotional damage and undermine a persons sense of well-being. Emotional and Psychological abuse includes: · Telling someone they are worthless, · Telling them no one else wants them, · Forcing someone to do things at an exact time or in an exact way, · Undermining a persons actions, thought and beliefs, · Telling someone they are weak and could not manage to look afte temselves on their own,

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