Assignment 204 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

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Assignment 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Task A Physical abuse is where someone deliberately hurts or injures another person. Some examples of physical abuse are scratching, slapping, hitting, biting, restraint or inappropriate sanctions. Signs and Symptoms: unexplained bruises, burns or scalds, bite marks, broken bones, their behaviour may suddexnly change, become withdrawn, anxious, clingy, depressed, aggressive problems sleeping and flinching when approached. Sexual abuse is any non-consensual sexual contact, this can happen to men and women of any ages. This can include, rape, indecent exposure, inappropriate looking or touching, sexual photography, sexual harassment, sexual teaching or innuendos, or being subject to pornography or witnessing sexual acts. Signs and symptoms: loss of sleep, unexplained or unexpected change in behaviours, bruising, soreness around genitals, torn or blood stained underwear, not wanting to be touched, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy or a preoccupation with anything sexual. Emotional/Psychological abuse is a form of abuse which is characterised by a person subjecting another than may result in psychological trauma such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. This type of abuse is often associated with situations where there is a power imbalance such as abusive relationships, in the work place and bullying. Examples of this type of abuse are humiliation, threats, controlling, harassment, verbal abuse, cyber bulling and isolation, Signs and symptoms: fear, depression, confusion, anxious to please, unexplained or unexpected change in behaviour, loss of skills or abilities, Financial abuse is the misuse of a person’s funds or assets without their knowledge, full consent or in their best interest. Some examples are theft, fraud, exploitation, or
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