Signs and Sypmtoms of Abuse Essay

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SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE. SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE. Abuse Abuse is any action that intentionally harms or injures another person! Physical Abuse Physical abuse is infliction of non-accidental injury, pain or bodily harm by another person. Signs and symptoms of physical abuse: * Multiple Bruising * Fractures * Burns * Bed Sores * Fear * Depression * Unexplained weight loss * Cuts or scars * Broken bones * Imprint injuries (marks shaped like fingers , thumbs , hands , belts or sticks ) * Assault Sexual abuse An act of a sexual nature performed in a criminal manner with a child or a non-consenting adult. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse: * Loss of sleep * Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour * Bruising * Soreness or tenderness around genitals * Torn , stained or blooded underwear * Pregnancy * Fearful of certain people * Sexually transmitted diseases * Depression , withdrawal from activity’s * Fear , anxiety Emotional/psychological abuse A form of mistreatment in which there is intent to cause metal or emotional pain or injury onto another person. Mentally chipping away at a person’s mind and making them feel worthless. Signs and symptoms of emotional/psychological abuse: * Isolation from friends and family * Ignoring the person * Imitating or mocking the person * Name calling * Insults * Humiliation * Threats * Intimidation * Denial * Mood changes * Avoiding eye contact * Feeling of shame * Self-blaming * Extreme dependence on others Financial Abuse A form of mistreatment and fraud in which somebody forcibly controls another person’s money or other assets. Financial abuse tends to occur in domestic relationships e.g.

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