Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

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unit 4222-205 Types of abuse * Physical abuse is an act from another person inflicting physical pain , injury or bodily harm to another person * Sexual abuse is defined as non-consensual sexual contact of any kind * Emotional/psychological abuse is defined as infliction pain or distress though verbal or non-verbal these include insults, threats, humiliation and the silent treatment * Financial abuse is defined as unauthorised and improper use of funds , property or any resources belonging to an individual * Institutional abuse is the maltreatment of a person brought about by poor or inadequate care. This usually happens in children’s homes, care homes and learning disability projects. * Self-neglect is a behavioural condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs. * Neglect by others is the falling to provide necessary care ,guidance or attention that causes the persons mental, physical or emotional harm IDENTIFY SIGNS AND SYMPTONS OF ABUSE * Physical abuse series of unexplained falls and majored injures. Broken bones, bruises, pressure marks, abrasions and burns * Sexual abuse a Change in behavioural. Bruising around the breast or genital area, also unexplained bleeding around the genital area and pregnancy * Emotional / Physchologic abuse change in behaviour and unusual depression. Lack of interest in social contacts * Financial abuse illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s money, property and valuables * Self-neglect a behavioural condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their feeding, cloths, personal hygiene, and a medical condition if they have one. * Neglect by other a passive form of abuse in which a person is responsible to provide care for someone who is unable to care for them self’s and fails to provide the care to meet there needs. Neglect may
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