Safeguarding Nvq3 Essay

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Safeguarding Safeguarding Safeguarding means protecting vulnerable adults from abuse or neglect and putting systems in place to prevent abuse or neglect from happening in the future. In this leaflet I will explain the different types of abuse and how to prevent them using safeguarding. Physical abuse Physical abusing is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings physical pain, injury or other physical suffering or bodily harm. In addition, symptoms of depression, emotional distress, and suicidal ideation are also common features of people who have been physically abused. There are many different types of physical abuse. It can be anything from striking or punching, to sleep deprivation, exposure to the cold or withholding of food or mediation. Possible indicators of physical abuse can be multiple bruising, fracture, burns, bed sores, depression, and the list goes on. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another. When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as sexual abuser or molester. Possible indicators of sexual abuse are loss of sleep, unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour, bruising, soreness around the genitals, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, and more. Psychological abuse Psychological abuse, also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, chronic depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Such abuse is often associated with situations of power imbalance, such as abusive relationships, bullying, and an abuse in the workplace. Indicator of emotional abuse for example can be
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