Nvq Lvl 3 Safeguarding Unit 204

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Assignment 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Task A Booklet Describe in your own words what is meant by the following types of abuse: * Physical abuse Physical abuse can be described as hitting, punching, kicking, pinching, biting, pulling hair and slapping. The identifying signs are identified by unexplained injuries that is consistent with bruising and cuts to bodily parts. Symptoms could include withdrawing from any form of touching or flinching when attempting to touch, fearful, loss of sleep. * Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is any form of abuse of a sexual nature, including sexual exploitation, touching inappropriate places for no reason and rape. Identifying signs could be swelling, redness, cuts, bruising tenderness and infections of the genitals or possibly infections of the mouth, blood stained underwear or torn underwear. Symptoms that are consistent with this form of abuse could include depression, isolation, tearful, behavioural changes and overtly sexualised behaviour or preoccupation with anything sexual and loss of sleep. * Emotional/Psychological abuse Emotional and/or psychological abuse is often the most difficult to identify. It consists of controlling behaviour, being ignored, intimidation and manipulation. There are no visible signs or indicators that a service user is a possible victim. However, symptoms are not dissimilar to that of physical and sexual abuse. * Financial abuse Financial abuse is a form of abuse which adversely affects the financial welfare of an individual. This may include the forcibly actions to the signing of a will, power of attorney and any documentation that involves financial transactions. Possible indicators of financial abuse may include – loss of money, unexplained lack of funds in account and bank account transactions, unpaid bills, theft and
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