Assignment 204: Principles Of Safeguarding And Protection In Health And Social Care

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Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Assignment 204 Ai Physical abuse is an act of an individual or individuals inflicting contact on another individual intended to cause feelings of injury or physical pain, or other bodily harm or physical suffering. Physical abuse can include the following; slapping, punching, kicking, burning, scalding and pinching. Sexual abuse is non-consensual sexual activity, with the perpetrator or perpetrators using force, making verbal threats or taking advantage of victims unable to give consent, or with no capacity. It is an abuse of power and trust examples include the following; rape and sexual assault, indecent exposure and sexual harassment. Psychological or emotional abuse…show more content…
Every individual has right to their own money which is legally theirs. Individuals who don’t have the capacity to understand finances are extremely vulnerable to this form of abuse. Financial abuse includes; theft, exploitation and fraud. Institutional abuse is any form of abuse carried out within a care home, nursing home, in patient setting or acute hospital. The forms of abuse can include the following; verbal abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, discriminatory abuse and financial abuse. Self neglect is were an individual declines to attend to there basic needs, such as personal hygiene, eating correctly, clothing or attending to any medical condition the individual may have. Individuals self neglect for a number of reasons which can include; physical illness or disability, concentration problems, mental illness or mental health problems, and alcohol or drug misuse. All these factors are potentially putting the individual at…show more content…
Social services are to ensure services and support is delivered safely and to the highest standard possible. Police – have a legal duty to maintain and protect the welfare of children and vulnerable adults. At local levels the police will liaise with their partners in LSCB’s (local safeguarding children’s boards). They will also meet at adult boards looking on how to safeguard from significant harm including physical, emotional and financial abuse. These boards are now to become statutory and at least one police member will attend each group as required by the government. Health Organisations – these have a role to safeguard children under the Children’s Act 2004 and it is everyone’s responsibility, to promote welfare in children and young people. Regular supervision and support is given to staff that will come in to contact with individuals. Liaise with offer services and offer reflective practice to staff. The No Secrets Act was published by the Department of Health and Home office for the development and improvement of protection of
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