Signs of sexual abuse can be bruises around the genital area. Individual becomes particular about washing genital area or wanting to hide themselves Signs of emotional or psychological abuse can be abnormal behaviour or moods. Talking a lot and very fast or being unusually quiet. Appearing afraid or worried. Being concerned that care and support may not continue.
Neglect by others, this could be not taking care of the basic needs of an individual like toileting, washing, feeding and personal care. Physical abuse signs can be bruises, bite marks, burn marks and changes in behaviour. Sexual abuse signs can be disturbing behaviour like self-harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour, depression, low self esteem and inability to form relationships. Emotional/psychological abuse can be withdrawn, loss of self esteem and self confidence. Financial abuse can be insecurity, loss of trust, fearful and disappearance of possessions.
Signs and symptom of physical abuse: cuts and grazes Hitting and kicking Pain and marks Burns and bruises Giving medication that may harm withdrawal from daily activities and social contact Disciplining in an inappropriate way Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse is when a vulnerable adult pressurized or forced to taking part into any sexual activities. Being forced to have sex and looking at sexual pictures or videos. Signs and symptom of sexual abuse: Genital itching and soreness Behaving in a sexually inappropriate way Changes in appearance Using bad language Having sexually transmitted disease Sexually transmitted disease Depression and lack of self esteem Emotional/psychological abuse: Emotional abuse is putting you down, when someone is shouting at you or making you feel bad and upset. When someone making threats about someone or something. Signs and symptom of emotional/psychological abuse: Bullying Humiliation Verbal abuse Being withdrawn and upset Not being able to concentrate and focus Unexplained fear and agitated Unusual behavior Nervous and confusion Financial abuse: Financial abuse is someone is tries to misuse a person funds and obtaining property without their consent.
* Sexual abuse: This is when the victim has not given consent to a sexual activity, or does not have the understanding or ability to refuse consent also they might feel forced by another person because of their authority of over them. * Emotional/ psychological abuse: This is when the victim experiences bullying, name calling, intimidation and mental cruelty that results in them experiencing mental or physical distress. * Financial abuse: This is when the victims’ money or personal processions are not used for their benefit but are used by another person for personal gain. * Institutional abuse: This is when the needs of the victim are overridden by a situation or routine that ignores their personal needs. * Self neglect: This is when a service user is unable to care for themselves and can also be a result of physical and mental health issues.
• Neglect by others Neglect is a passive form of abuse in which the wrongdoer is responsible to provide care, for someone, who is unable to care for oneself, but fails to provide adequate care to meet their needs. Neglect may include failing to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, medical care or other needs. 1.2 Physical Abuse * Injuries that are the shape of objects * Injuries in a variety of stages or injuries that have not received medical attention * A person being taken to many different places to receive medical attention * Skin infections * Dehydration or unexplained weight changes or medication being lost * Behavior that indicates that the person is afraid or avoiding the perpetrator * Change of behavior
HSC 024 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Unit 4222-205 Level: 2 Credit value: 3 Outcome 1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse Q1.1. define the following types of abuse: . Physical abuse Hitting, slapping, Pushing, kicking, Misuse of medication, Restraint or inappropriate sanctions. . Sexual abuse Rape and sexual assault to which the vulnerable adult has not consented, could not consent or was pressured into consenting, Being videoed or photographed to allow others to look at their body, use of power in role as staff in order to illicit sexual relationship with service users.
Physical abuse - there may be a change in their personality, very jumpy and unexpected injuries. Sexual abuse - the individual being abused may behave out of character, acting out around certain individuals, withdrawn and possible confined to own room. Also sexual transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Institutional abuse - this could manifest its self as outcries or concerns from the individual and the carers and/or parents, There is also malpractice occurring and no whistle blowing policy in place. Self neglect - Some of the signs would be poor personal care and hygiene, there cloths might be dirty, they
However, self-neglect is also an issues, this would be when an individual fails to attend to their basic physical needs, by not washing and having bad personal hygiene, not washing their clothes, eating properly, or treating medical conditions correctly. 1.2 Here are the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse: * Physical- Bruises, broken bones, cuts, burns, and bite marks. * Sexual- a person can become reluctant to socialize, reluctant to be touched in any way, and also physical symptoms like pregnancy, soreness or discharge * Emotional- An individual may become withdrawn, anxious, clingy, depressed and
Unexplained bruises, fractures or the same injures happening again and again. They might want to be left alone or with a particular person. Sexual abuse signs and symptoms: Rape, sexual innuendo’s, molestation, touching inappropriately, not giving their consent or being able to. Being forced or coerced to be photographed or videoed to allow others to look at their body. This could lead to the person being withdrawn, their behaviour could change.
1.1 Define the following types of abuse Physical abuse: Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, or scalding, drowning, suffocating or anything that can cause harm to a child. Physical harm may also be caused when a parent or carer falsifies the symptoms or may deliberately cause a child to have ill health; this can be known as Munchausen’s syndrome by proxy. Sexual abuse: sexual abuse involves forcing or enticing a child or young person to take part in sexual activities, whether or not the child is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact, including penetrative (e.g. rape or beggary) or non-penetrative acts.