CT298: Principles Of Safeguarding And Protection In Health And Social Care

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CT298- Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse 2.1 Define the following types of abuse: There are seven types of abuse and these are: Physical abuse – is hitting, slapping, punching, biting, grabbing, shaking, burning, throwing, suffocating and force feeding an individual causing injuries. Sexual abuse – is rape, buggery, touching in an inappropriate way, forcing to watch sexual acts such as pornographic material and sexual acts performed in front of the individual. Emotional/psychological abuse – is bullying, threatening, verbal abuse, name calling, swearing, injecting fear, breaking down self esteem, controlling, criticising all the time. Expecting too much from an individual and demoralising them when…show more content…
Neglect by others – is disregarding the personal hygiene of the individuals to be looked after by no washing them, by no taking them to the toilet or helping them use the toilet; by no feeding them, by o helping them with their general personal care and by no dressing them correctly for example, not putting enough clothes on them when it is cold. 2.2 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse * Physical abuse - Bite marks; Burn marks; bruises and grab marks; when the individual changes his/her behaviour for example, becoming quiet, being fearful and jumpy around people. * Sexual abuse – Bruises and grab marks; unplanned pregnancy; sexually transmitted infections, diseases, urinary infections and bleeding; change of behaviour for example becoming quiet, depressed, nervous around a particular group of people. * Emotional abuse – loss of self esteem and confidence; demoralised; depression; lack of awareness and
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