Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care (Hsc 024)

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Unit 205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (HSC 024) Outcome 1 1.1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse. There are many types of abuse and they can be recognised as follows. * Physical abuse: This is when physical force is used that results in bodily injury pain or impairment. Victims may have experienced inappropriate contact or improper use of treatments experienced being confined or isolated against their will or even improper use of medicine. * Sexual abuse: This is when the victim has not given consent to a sexual activity, or does not have the understanding or ability to refuse consent also they might feel forced by another person because of their authority of over them. * Emotional/ psychological abuse: This is when the victim experiences bullying, name calling, intimidation and mental cruelty that results in them experiencing mental or physical distress. * Financial abuse: This is when the victims’ money or personal processions are not used for their benefit but are used by another person for personal gain. * Institutional abuse: This is when the needs of the victim are overridden by a situation or routine that ignores their personal needs. * Self neglect: This is when a service user is unable to care for themselves and can also be a result of physical and mental health issues. * Neglect by others: This when the service users individual basic needs for care and well being are not being met. This can be done intentionally or unintentionally. It is important to insure that all their basic needs for personal care, food, medical and well being are met. Outcome 2 Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse. If I suspect any form of abuse I must always inform my line manager immediately following company procedure. I must never be influenced by others by the degree of abuse or
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