204 A1 Physical abuse signs and symptoms: inappropriate use of restraint, rough handling, force feeding, punching, slapping, pinching, kicking, biting even misusing someone’s medication is a form of physical abuse. This could lead to the person becoming withdrawn and quiet, aggressive or angry for no obvious reason. They could start to look unkempt, dirty or thinner than usual. There could be sudden changes in their normal behaviour and character. Unexplained bruises, fractures or the same injures happening again and again.
Neglect by others, this could be not taking care of the basic needs of an individual like toileting, washing, feeding and personal care. Physical abuse signs can be bruises, bite marks, burn marks and changes in behaviour. Sexual abuse signs can be disturbing behaviour like self-harming, inappropriate sexual behaviour, depression, low self esteem and inability to form relationships. Emotional/psychological abuse can be withdrawn, loss of self esteem and self confidence. Financial abuse can be insecurity, loss of trust, fearful and disappearance of possessions.
However, self-neglect is also an issues, this would be when an individual fails to attend to their basic physical needs, by not washing and having bad personal hygiene, not washing their clothes, eating properly, or treating medical conditions correctly. 1.2 Here are the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse: * Physical- Bruises, broken bones, cuts, burns, and bite marks. * Sexual- a person can become reluctant to socialize, reluctant to be touched in any way, and also physical symptoms like pregnancy, soreness or discharge * Emotional- An individual may become withdrawn, anxious, clingy, depressed and
Sexual abuse Rape and sexual assault to which the vulnerable adult has not consented, could not consent or was pressured into consenting, Being videoed or photographed to allow others to look at their body, use of power in role as staff in order to illicit sexual relationship with service users. . Emotional/psychological abuse Threats of harm, Deprivation of contact, Humiliation, Controlling behaviour, Coercion, Verbal abuse, Harassment, Excessive criticism. . Financial abuse Theft, Fraud, Exploitation, The misuse or misappropriation of property, possessions or financial assets that have been placed in a persons trust.
Signs and symptom of physical abuse: cuts and grazes Hitting and kicking Pain and marks Burns and bruises Giving medication that may harm withdrawal from daily activities and social contact Disciplining in an inappropriate way Sexual abuse: Sexual abuse is when a vulnerable adult pressurized or forced to taking part into any sexual activities. Being forced to have sex and looking at sexual pictures or videos. Signs and symptom of sexual abuse: Genital itching and soreness Behaving in a sexually inappropriate way Changes in appearance Using bad language Having sexually transmitted disease Sexually transmitted disease Depression and lack of self esteem Emotional/psychological abuse: Emotional abuse is putting you down, when someone is shouting at you or making you feel bad and upset. When someone making threats about someone or something. Signs and symptom of emotional/psychological abuse: Bullying Humiliation Verbal abuse Being withdrawn and upset Not being able to concentrate and focus Unexplained fear and agitated Unusual behavior Nervous and confusion Financial abuse: Financial abuse is someone is tries to misuse a person funds and obtaining property without their consent.
205 1.1 • Physical abuse - This is where the individual is injured due to an act of harm comes towards them. • Sexual abuse - This is where the individual is exploited sexually or when topics or acts of sexual nature and enforced on the individual. • Emotional/psychological abuse - this is where the individual is verbally abused, tormented, bullied or blackmailed. • Financial abuse - this is where the individual has money stolen or is encouraged to spend it on thinks they do not need. • Institutional abuse - this is where the institution has imposed procedures that do not conform to the individuals support plans and is not suited to them.
Self neglect- Individuals not eating, washing, dressing properly. Not looking after themselves. Neglect by others- Inadequate care or denial of an individual's basic rights. 1.2 Signs of physical abuse can be unexplained bruises, scratches, cuts, fractures, broken bones, broken teeth. Signs of sexual abuse can be bruises around the genital area.
· Leaving someone in a situation in which they experience discomfort or pain. · Excessive cold or heat. · Misuse of medication. · Failing to stop someone being physically abused by another person. Sexual abuse is when one person exerts power over another to achieve sexual gratification.
Emotional/Psychological Abuse Emotional/Psychological abuse is causing anguish, pain or distress through verbal or non-verbal acts, such as; verbal assaults, insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation and harassment. It can also be treating an older person like an infant, stopping an elderly person seeing their family, friends or doing regular activities. Financial Abuse Financial abuse is the illegal or improper use of someone’s funds, property or assets. Example of this is; cashing someone cheques without permission, forging someone’s signature and misusing or stealing another persons money or possessions. Institutional Abuse Institutional abuse is the failure of an organisation to provide an appropriate and professional service to vulnerable people.
The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester.  The term also covers any behaviour by any adult towards a child to stimulate either the adult or child sexually. When the victim is younger than the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse. • Emotional/psychological abuse Emotional and Psychological abuse includes a range of non-physical controlling behaviours that cause emotional damage and undermine a person’s sense of well-being. Telling someone they are worthless, forcing someone to do things at an exact time or in an exact way, Undermining a person’s actions, thought and beliefs, Telling someone that the domestic violence and abuse is their fault.