Safe Guarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

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CT298 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care. 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 – May involve hitting , shaking , throwing , poisoning , burning or scalding , drowning , suffocating or anything that causes physical harm to a person. Sexual abuse – Involves forcing or enticing a person to take part in sexual activities,whether or not the person is aware of what is happening. The activities may involve physical contact , including penetrative or non-penetrative acts. They may also include involving the person to look at or be in the production of pornographic material or encourage them to behave in sexually inappropriate ways. Emotional/Psychological abuse – Emotional abuse is the persistent emotional ill-treatment of a person causing servere and persistant adverse side effects on the persons emotional development , often by (1) Making them feel they are worthless or unloved. (2) Age-inappropriate or developmentally inappropriate expectations , causing the person to feel frightend frequantly. (3) The exploitation or corruption of the person. Financial abuse – This is another name for stealing or defrauding a person of goods and/or property. It is always a crime but not always prosecuted, sometimes it is straightforward (eg) a carer stealing from a residents purse , but other times it can be difficult to address. This is because very often the person doing it can be the son or daughter of the person being abused (eg) sons or daughters misuse of Power of Attorney. Institutional abuse – This is the mistreatment of people brought about by poor inadequate care or support or poor practice that effects the whole care
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