Physical abuse is the act of violence on an individual that causes pain. A number of different signs can indicate that a service user is being physically abused. The main signs are physical marks or injuries such as bruises, burns and fractures. In addition to this the service users behaviour can change such as becoming more shy, hesitant quiet and withdrawn. Depression is a common consequence of being physically abused as the service user is normally too scared or vulnerable to speak up and ask for help.
This could be a child, young person or an adult. A) Physical bullying – This can happen to a human being of any age and at any time. This may be in the form of threatening behaviour where the victim is scared and vulnerable or where physical contact is actually made through kicking, pushing, hitting, biting, poking, choking, slapping or pinching. Children/young people who are physically bullied may show the potential effects in the following way – • Feeling afraid • Scared of walking to and from school. •
This are the the symptoms that you might see in the child if they are getting emotionally abuse by their parents or carer: · Headaches or stomachaches with no medical cause · Mood changes · Nervous feeling · Emotional instability · Suicidal attempts · Increased anxiety · neurotic behaviour for example rocking,hair twisting and self mutilation. · sudden speech problems for example stammering neglect and failure to thrive definition of Neglect is a form of child abuse which can cause life-long damage to its victims.neglect can result in failure to thrive. this happens when an parent or other who are looking after the child but they do not provide the child with the food , warmth,shelter, clothing , care and protection and also failing to provide them with the right medical care or
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Symptoms: unexplained bruises, burns or scalds, bite marks, broken bones, their behaviour may suddexnly change, become withdrawn, anxious, clingy, depressed, aggressive problems sleeping and flinching when approached.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.
Physical abuse This is when a child is being physically abused this could include hitting, smacking, punching, kicking or include objects being thrown at them. This causes pain to them and leaves marks- this type of abuse can even lead to death The signs and symptoms of abuse include- -marks on the body -refusal to undress -running away from home -fear of physical contact -distressed -not wanting to do any medical examination Some marks you see on children can be just genuine injuries as children are always bound to have accidents. However this does not mean that we can’t keep an eye on them. In my setting if a child has a mark on their body whether it being suspicious or not we ask the parent what they did- most parents tell you before you ask and the majority of the time you are like yes okay that fine sometimes you may thing that they are not telling you the truth. If we have a child having repeat marks on their body or suspicious marks then we body map this and store it.
Unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss, cowering or flinching. Feeling low, in pain or angry. Sexual abuse: Forcing an individual to behave in inappropriate sexual behaviour or take part in sexual activities these can include non penetrative as well as penetrative sexual acts and also forcing an individual to view inappropriate sexual material. Signs and symptoms include being withdrawn and fearful, disturbed sleep patterns, inappropriate dressing, genital infections, bruising around breasts or genitals, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn or stained underwear. Emotional/psychological abuse: Verbally abusing and swearing, threatening or invoking fear in an individual, devaluing self esteem causing feelings of worthlessness, bullying and exploitation.
Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Types of Abuse Physical: Physical abuse is deliberate physical force that may result in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. Both old and young people can be physically abused. Physical abuse includes the smashing of furniture and personal belongings, being pushed or shoved, being held against your will,slapped, bitten, kicked, pinched, punched, choked or ducked under water, threatened or hurt with a weapon, threats of violence, locked in or out of the house, hair pulled …burnt with cigarettes, acid, an iron, hot food or water … Signs: bruising, particularly in well-protected and covered areas, fractures, sprains or dislocations, lacerations, burns - including friction burns and scalds, drowsiness, pressure sores, cowering and flinching, unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss, etc…. Symptoms: feeling low, angry and in pain. Sexual: Sexual abuse is when a person is forced or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity.
Child protection is part of the wider work to help safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, in regards to the activity that is used to protect children who are being abused or neglected. It involved protecting children from being mistreated. And prevent impairment of a child's development and health to ensure that they are raised in a positive way, and in a safe and caring environments. Parents and carers who fail to protect or care for their children might have to go to court, and they may have their child/children taken away from them and put into care. This doesn't happen very happen and each case varies on how critical and important the case was.
Signs and Symptoms of Physical abuse; Hitting, slapping, pushing, rough handling, scratching, restraining without reason, all types of assaults, multiple bruising, fractures, burns, bedsores, fear, depression and unexplained weight loss. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse is when sexual contact is made without consent. Sexual contact with someone who does not have the mental
Depression has developed because Melinda is repeatedly bullied in school. As well as, self image issues that occur because of students lowering her self-esteem. Furthermore, the result of being bullied has brought upon suicidal thoughts onto Melinda. Bullying has led Melinda into depression, self image issues, and leading to the thought of suicide. Melinda experiences depression throughout