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 Signs and symptom of emotional/psychological abuse: Bullying Humiliation Verbal abuse Being withdrawn and upset Not being able to concentrate and focus Unexplained fear and agitated Unusual behavior Nervous and confusion Financial abuse: Financial abuse is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.
Signs of physical abuse in adults are: bruising, particularly in well-protected and covered areas, fractures, sprains or dislocations, lacerations, burns - including friction burns and scalds, drowsiness, pressure sores, unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss, etc. Symptoms include feeling low, angry and in pain. Sexual abuse is when a person is forced or tricked into taking part in any kind of sexual activity. When sexual contact is non-consensual, it is an abuse. It can happen to men and women of any age that is both old and young.
Forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults Types of abuse Abuse is mistreating another person by violating a person’s human and civil rights. The abuse can vary from treating someone with disrespect in a way which significantly affects the person's quality of life, to causing actual physical suffering. Abuse can happen to anyone, even in a healthcare setting such as, a residential or nursing home, a hospital, at a day care centre or an education environment, in supported housing or in the street. Vulnerable people are more at risk of being abused, such as people with learning, sensory or physical disability, older people who are more dependent on help from others. People with mental health problems or with dementia.
BOOKLET ON SAFEGUARDING IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 1) Physical abuse is deliberate physical force that may result in bodily injury, pain, or impairment. Both old and young people can be physically abused. There are signs or indicators to show physical abuse and there are ways in which victims and abusers act or interact with each other. Physical abuse includes the smashing of furniture and personal belongings, being pushed or shoved, being held against your will, slapped, bitten, kicked, pinched, punched, choked or ducked under water, threatened or hurt with a weapon, threats of violence, locked in or out of the house, hair pulled, burnt with cigarettes, acid, an iron, hot food or water. Signs of physical abuse in adults are: bruising, particularly in well-protected and covered areas, fractures, sprains or dislocations, lacerations, burns - including friction burns and scalds, drowsiness, pressure sores, cowering and flinching, unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss.
The law is also very meticulous in defining sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is defined as “the use, persuasion or coercion of any child to engage in any sexually explicit conduct (or any simulation of such conduct) for the purpose of (a)producing any visual depiction of such conduct or (b) rape, molestation, or prostitution. (b)incest with children. The Act also defines child abuse as the withholding of medically indicated treatment for disabled infants with life threatening conditions. Different States provide different definitions of child abuse.
Health and Social Care NVQ LEVEL 2 Unit 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection . In health and social care Outcome 1 1.1 Types of abuse: Physical abuse is using physical force in a non-accidental way which results in bodily injury, pain or impairment. Examples of behaviours: hitting, slapping, pushing, burning, physical restraint, harassment, enforced sedation, inappropriate use of medication, aids for daily living being withheld, e.g. hearing aids, glasses; Signs: bruising, bite marks, cigarette burns or other marks that cannot be explained where they could come from. Sexual abuse happens when a service user is involved in sexual activities that he/she doesn’t understand, have not consented or which violate the sexual taboos of family custom and practice Signs: soreness, bruising or bleeding around the genital area, the service user may withdraw from us when we touch them or they may hit us in an attempt to protect themselves.
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.
Activities such as showing pornographic material, forcing the person to watch sex acts or forcing the person to undress are also considered sexual abuse. The signs and symptoms of sexual abuse in the elderly can be bruises around breasts or genitals, genital infections, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn, stained, or bloody underwear, disturbed sleep patterns, vulnerable adult appears withdrawn and fearful,
The focus of this paper is to discuss the various aspects surrounding sexual abuse, including the offender’s motivations, the relationship between the offender and the victim, child sexual abuse, rape and date rape, and the effects sexual abuse has on the
Lack of communication in a care home setting, could result in clients being over or under medicated on a regular basis. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse is any non-consensual sexual contact; it is the forcing of undesirable sexual behaviour by one person upon another. This can be physical attacks, verbal suggestions, insults or exposure to unwanted sexual imagery. Sexual abuse could occur when a carer offering support to a venerable person, could use their status to coerce that person to touching them in an inappropriate manner. This type of abuse could also be present in a care home setting with the perpetrator being another client, forcing a person to undress, or made to watch specific sexual actions.