Principles of Safeguarding

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CU298P/CT298 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care 1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse. 1.1 Define the following types of abuse : Physical abuse. Physical abuse can occur where there is no satisfactory explanation, definite information, or a reasonable suspicion that injury was inflicted with purpose, caused through lack of care by the person having custody, charge or care of that person. : Physical abuse may involve hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning, or scalding, drowning, suffocating or anything that can cause harm to somebody. Sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is the involvement of vulnerable adults in sexual activities which they do not fully comprehend or unable to give consent either verbally or by their behaviour. In other words, 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. Emotional / Psychological abuse. Emotional/psychological abuse is the Persistent emotional ill treatment of a child/young person to cause severe and persistent adverse effects on their development It may involve causing children to feel frightened or in danger. Emotional harm may be the initial triggers that lead to physical harm e.g. self harm. This can include intimidation, humiliation, shouting, swearing, emotional blackmail and denial of basic human rights. Using racist language, preventing someone from enjoying activities and or meeting friends. Financial abuse. Financial abuse is the exploitation of vulnerable people through the misuse of their money, property, possessions, or by having their access to material goods restricted by another person. Financial or material abuse can take the form of fraud, theft or using of the vulnerable adults property without their permission. This could involve large sums of money or just small
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