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HSC024- Anna Gwilliam NVQ level 2 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: • Physical abuse Physical abuse is intentional or unwanted contact with you and/or your body that may cause harm, pain, injury or physical suffering • Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is behaviour perceived to be of a sexual nature which is unwanted and takes place without consent. This is a violation of an individual’s human and civil rights. • Emotional/psychological abuse This is an any kind of abuse that affects mind rather than body. This takes form by Threats, Bullying or humiliation. • Financial abuse Financial abuse is taking money/personal belongings without consent. This is classed as theft and fraud and exploitation • Institutional abuse This type…show more content…
There are so many. You can see that abuse can occur in many ways and have different forms with similar signs and symptoms making this difficult to pinpoint. The carer’s role is to recognise signs and symptoms and report to the manager of that setting, preventing any more harm to any individual. 1.3 Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse There are many factors that may make a person more vulnerable to abuse. If an individual is immobile, confused, has dementia or challenging behaviour then this may increase the risk of abuse as the carer may not know how to deal with this situation and get frustrated themselves which can lead to the individual being abused. Domestic violence may play a part as can the relationship between parent and partner. If carers do not get the appropriate training and support this may lead to abuse occurring. 2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused If I suspected a case of abuse in my work environment I would stay calm and listen to the individual. I would report this to my manager. I would record all facts, use date and time and signature on all paperwork. It is important to not interrupt with any leading…show more content…
My first report is Castle back, winterbourne view, Bristol. This was covered and broadcast nationally. First report- Hill croft is a typical example. This was in Throstle Grove, Slyne-with-hest. This is where six care workers; two men and four women were accused of neglect, ill treatment and physical abuse. They were 5 nurses and one matron. Allegedly mistreatment had taken place within the challenging behaviour unit. A staff member called the police. The five worker’s were bailed in November and were held under the mental capacity act 2005 and mental health act 1983 at separate addresses in Lancashire and Morecombe
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