Booklet About Safeguarding:

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Booklet about safeguarding: Physical Abuse, is a form of abuse which causes physical harm to an individual. This can be biting, burning, force feeding, hitting, scalding, suffocating, shaking and throwing. Sexual Abuse, is when consent is not given to sexual activity, this can be sexual penetration to any part of the body, inappropriate touching, making sexual related comments which provide sexual gratification for the abuser and being exposed to pornographic material. Emotional Abuse, is when a person is the subject of emotional distress, this can be bullying, threats of fear, shouting, swearing, devaluing a persons self- esteem or withdrawing of affection. Financial Abuse, is the abuse of a person's money matters, this can be from stealing money, tricking a person into spending money, with holding money from a person, or making decisions in the abusers interest. Institutional Abuse, is the routines and rituals of everyday decisions, this can be giving no choice of clothing, meals or the choice of bedtime, it can also include the lack of privacy and dignity and the inappropriate use of medication. Neglect and Self-Neglect, neglect is a form of abuse which is different as it with holds something, this can be personal care, adequate food, or a safe and hygienic environment. SIGNS OF ABUSE Physical, unexplained bruising, bite and burn marks, changes to behaviour. Sexual, self-harm, inappropriate sexual behaviour, depression, unable to form relationships. Emotional, being withdrawn, the loss of self-confidence or self-esteem. Actions To Take If You Suspect Abuse If I suspect abuse through noticing a sign of physical abuse or change in the behaviour of an individual, I will make sure that I ask the individual what has happened telling the individual the changes that I have noticed. If it is in my place of work and the name of the person that abused the
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