Define The Types Of Abuse Nvq 3

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SOVA Define the types of abuse Physical abuse: Physical abuse can take form in several ways, such as hitting, pinching, shaking, misusing medication, force-feeding, scalding, restraint and hair pulling. Failing to provide physical care for living. Signs and symptoms Series of unexplained falls or major injuries, Injuries/bruises at different stages of healing, bruising in unusual sites e.g. Inner arms, thighs. Abrasions. Teeth indentations. Injuries to head or face, client very passive. Person being sick, burns, not usual self (medication misuse). Sexual abuse: Such as rape, sexual assault, or sexual acts to which the person has not or could not have consented, or pressuring someone into sexual acts they do not understand or feel…show more content…
Financial or material abuse: Such as threat, fraud or exploitation, pressure in connection with wills, property, or inheritance, misuse of property, possessions or benefits. Signs and symptoms Unpaid bills, Basic needs not being met, Lack of money on day to day basis. Institutional abuse: Can sometimes happen in care homes, nursing homes or hospitals when people are mistreated due to poor inadequate care, neglect and poor practice that effect the whole of the service. Signs and symptoms Inability to make choices or decisions. Agitation if routine broken. Disorientation. Patterns of challenging behaviour Neglect: Such as ignoring medical or physical care needs and preventing access to health, social care or educational services or withholding the necessities of life such as food, drink and heating, or failing to ensure adequate supervision or exposing the person to unacceptable risk. Signs and symptoms Absence of food, heat, hygiene, clothing, comfort. Preventing client to have access to services. Isolation. Absence of prescribed…show more content…
Preserving evidence The best way to preserve evidence is to report the incident immediately. • Make sure that written records (notes, letters, bank statements, medication records etc.) are kept in a safe place. • Don’t tidy up, wash clothes, bedding or other items. • Try not to touch anything unless you have to due to imminent danger to the individual. If you do touch anything then record the time. • If sexual abuse is suspected try to discourage the individual from drinking, washing, cleaning or going to the toilet until the police are present. • Try to ensure that no one else enters the premises until the police arrive. • Try and ensure that the alleged person does not have any contact with the individual. • Record any physical signs or injuries using a body map or hand drawing. • Always remember to sign and date your notes and any other records you have

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