Hsc024 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

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HSC024 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse - Physical abuse is where someone inflicts physical harm or discomfort to an individual and fails to meet the required standards of physical care, this could include hitting, punching, medication misuse, withholding food and drink etc. Sexual abuse – Sexual Abuse refers to sexually assaulting an individual who is not consenting or does not understand what they are consenting to. Emotional/psychological abuse – This includes threats or bribes in order to make someone do something or make them keep something a secret. This also includes name calling, intimidation and being prevented from receiving the proper support required Financial abuse – This includes stealing money, pressure or persuasion into spending money on things that benefits the person supporting the service user. Institutional abuse – Individuals are mistreated due to poor practise of a company, this could include understaffing and neglect etc. Self-neglect - Where an individual ignores or pays less attention than necessary to their basic human needs for food, drink, warmth, sleep etc Neglect by others – This includes ignoring medical, physical, educational needs or denying access to things like food, drink and warmth. This could also include failure to provide adequate support 1.2 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse Signs and Symptoms of Physical Abuse – This would include unexplained injuries/bruises/cuts/bite marks. Finger print marks or bruises/abrasions in hidden areas. Service user appearing quieter than usual or flinching a lot. Signs and Symptoms of Sexual Abuse- Change of behaviour, reluctance to be given personal care, bruising around the genital area. Signs and Symptoms of
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