Unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss, cowering or flinching. Feeling low, in pain or angry. Sexual abuse: Forcing an individual to behave in inappropriate sexual behaviour or take part in sexual activities these can include non penetrative as well as penetrative sexual acts and also forcing an individual to view inappropriate sexual material. Signs and symptoms include being withdrawn and fearful, disturbed sleep patterns, inappropriate dressing, genital infections, bruising around breasts or genitals, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn or stained underwear. Emotional/psychological abuse: Verbally abusing and swearing, threatening or invoking fear in an individual, devaluing self esteem causing feelings of worthlessness, bullying and exploitation.
Bruises in intimate areas, unexplained genital bleeding, sexually transmitted infections and even pregnancy are all common signs of sexual abuse. In addition to this the service user may often become scared or tense when around others for example when a carer is helping them to wash and get dressed they may tense up and become more frightened and timid when the carer washes their intimate areas. This is a sign that they are expecting something bad to happen or that there is something happening to them that they are
Outcome 1 - Know How to Recognise Signs of Abuse Define the following types of abuse Physical abuse Physical abuse involves contact causing intimidation, injury or other physical suffering or bodily harm. Sexual abuse The forcing of undesired or unwanted sexual behaviour by one person on another. Emotional/psychological abuse Involves threatening or taking actions against a person that may cause mental or physical harm or humiliation. Financial abuse The unauthorised use of a person’s property, money or other valuables. Institutional abuse The failure to provide professional and appropriate services to vulnerable people.
Physical Abuse: This includes hitting, slapping, pushing, force feeding, burning, scalding, leaving person in wet, soiled clothes. Signs of physical abuse would include, unexplained bruising, finger marks, bruising in unusual places, soles of feet, under arms, eye sockets. Fractures and dislocations, pressure ulcers and bed sores, cigarette burns, loss of weight, inappropriate clothing, depression, fear. Sexual Abuse: This can also involve abuse of position of power. It can include rape, sexual assault, unwanted sexual acts, sexual acts with a person unable to give consent, subject to teasing or indecent exposure and innuendos.
For example leaving someone in bed and them resulting in them having pressure sores. It can be be recognised by noticing bruising in uncommon places, fractures, fear of being touched, unexplained weight loss or gain. Sexual Sexual abuse is when another person knowingly causes another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act through force or threat. It can be recognised if you notice bruising, especially around the sexual areas or around thighs which could mean they were restrained. Soreness around the genital area, a sexually transmitted infection, unexpected pregnancy or change in normal behaviour for example a precoccupation with anything sexual.
Andrew Cawthron HSC 024 1. Know how to recognize signs of abuse. 1.1 Define the following types of abuse; • Physical Abuse • Sexual Abuse • Emotional/Psychological Abuse • Financial Abuse • Institutional Abuse • Self Neglect • Neglect by others Physical Abuse This is defined by any kind of physical contact that is unwanted or unnecessary. This can be forcibly restraining someone, striking them or not providing them with the necessary equipment to be able to perform a manual task safely risking injury. This can also include something as simple as grabbing someone arm or putting your arm around their shoulder and ushering them into a room.
There are many types of abuse below I have explained what the following abuses can involve and some of the signs of the abuse taking place Physical Abuse This could be hitting, shaking, and biting, force feeding or any other physical harm to a person. Physical abuse signs can be bruises, bite marks, burn marks and changes in behaviour. Sexual Abuse This could be forcing an individual to be part of a sexual activity or behaving in a sexual inappropriate way. Penetrative acts or non-penetrative acts and viewing inappropriate sexual activity on the internet are all types of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse signs can be disturbing behaviour like self-harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour, depression, low self esteem and inability to form relationships.
Always investigate allegations of sexual abuse by a vulnerable adult. Examples of Sexual Abuse * Unwanted physical and sexual contact, e.g. caresses; * Intercourse with someone who lacks the capacity to consent; * Rape; * Indecent exposure; * Sexual harassment (verbal or physical); * Displaying pornographic literature videos or internet sites; * Gross indecency. Emotional/psychological abuse: Emotional, psychological abuse is defined as; Inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on an elder person through verbal or nonverbal acts. Psychological abuse accounts for 36% of all cases of abuse.
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Outcome 1; Q 1) and 2) Physical Abuse: Pushing and pulling clients, making inappropriate contact. A sign of this would be fear of staff or witnessing it with your own eyes. Unexplained bruises, scratches. Sexual Abuse: Touching them in inappropriate intimate places or taking indecent photos.
1.1b -Define the following types of abuse - Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is where an individual is either forced or coerced into unwanted sexual activity. Signs of sexual abuse can include some or many of the following possible indicators: Loss of sleep, unexplained or unexpected changes in behaviour, bruising, soreness around genitals, torn, stained or bloody underwear, a pre-occupation with anything sexual, STDs. Unexpected or multiple indicators should at least raise the question of whether abuse is happening. 1.1c -Define the following types of abuse Emotional/psychological abuse Emotional or psychological abuse is where an individual uses words or actions that may result in psychological trauma to another, including anxiety, chronic depression or PTSD . Signs of emotional or psychological abuse can include some or many of the following possible indicators: Fear, depression, confusion, loss of sleep, unusual or unexpected changes in behaviour.