Cu298P/Ct298 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health & Social Care.

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CU298P/CT298 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health & Social Care. 1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse. 1.1 Define the following types of abuse. • Physical abuse. The use of force which results in pain or injury or a change in a person’s natural physical state or the non-accidental infliction of physical force that results in bodily injury, pain or impairment. • Sexual abuse. This is the involvement of a person in sexual activities which the person has NOT consented to, could NOT consent to it or Pressured into consenting. Types of sexual abuse are rape, sexual assault, touching and fondling, offensive or inappropriate language or involving an individual in the making and/or showing of pornography. • Emotional/psychological abuse. This is behaviour that has a harmful effect on the person’s emotional health and development or any form of mental cruelty. Some participating factors of emotional/psychological abuse maybe threats of harm or abandonment, being deprived of social or any other sort of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, verbal abuse, bullying or behaviour that undermines the adults self-esteem and results in them being less able to protect themselves. • Financial abuse. Financial abuse is a crime. It is the use of a person’s property, assets, income, funds or any other resources without their informed consent or authorisation. Pressures in connection with wills or inheritance, theft or misuse or misappropriation of property, possessions or benefits are also some examples of financial abuse. • Institutional abuse. Institutional abuse occurs in care settings when an individual’s needs and wishes are sacrificed in favour of the organisation’s agenda. This can take place in a person’s own home or day care setting. • Self-neglect. Self-neglect is where an individual fails to look after their own needs such as
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