Safeguarding in Health and Social Care

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Title | Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care | Ref | 25 | Level | 2 | Credit value | 3 | Learning outcomes The learner will: | Assessment criteria The learner can: | 1.Know how to recognise signs of abuse | Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse Deliberate bodily injury to service user. Sexual abuse Service user is forced to take part in sexual activity. Emotional/psychological abuse Verbally abusing the service user. Financial abuse Stealing money or property off of service user. Institutional abuse The systematic poor practices that affect the whole care setting. Self neglect Service user's value of hygiene and general sense of well-being is compromised. Neglect by others Correct care is not being delivered to service user, deliberate or not. Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse Physical abuse; bruising, cowering or flinching, weight loss. Sexual abuse; bruising around personal regions, damaged/stained underwear. Emotional abuse; depression, anxiety, low self esteem. Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse Inadequate training may lead to carer administering incorrect care at certain time or fail to fully carry out the correct care. Poor communication skills may lead to the carer not being able to identify signs of abuse. Not carrying out the correct checks on an employee would lead to those people put into a job role they are not fit to do. | 2. Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse | Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused Approach your manager about your suspicions. Anything recorded only record personally and show to your manager as the person
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