Unit 204 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.

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Unit 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Outcome 1 1.1 and 1.2 • Physical Abuse involves any treatment of a person that is violent or involves rough handling. Eg - Assault such as hitting, biting, kicking, shaking or causing burns, pushing or grabbing or rough handling. Signs/Symptoms :- Any injury not fully explained by the history given. Unexplained injuries. Injuries inconsistent with lifestyle. Inexplicable bruising. Unusual burns, Reluctance to dress or bath in front of others. Behavioural changes. Drowsiness due to inappropriate medication. • Sexual Abuse involves forcing a person to take part in a sexual act, making unwanted sexual advances or unwanted exposure to sexual acts and pornography. Signs/Symptoms :- Sexual behaviour, such as avert sexual language and inhibited behaviour, pregnancy in a women who is unable to consent, withdrawal, depression and stress, incontinence, sexually transmitted infections, urinary tract infections, fear and distrust, unusual wounds to genital areas. • Emotional/psychological abuse is any treatment of a person that causes them emotional distress. Eg shouting and yelling at an individual, bullying and intimidating behaviour. Signs/Symptoms :- Changes in appetite, low self esteem, unexplained fear and defensiveness, emotional withdrawal (avoiding eye contact), sudden changes in behaviour, depression, sleep disturbances, incontinence, rocking motions, clenched fists. • Financial abuse involves the misuse of an individual’s money. Eg stealing or borrowing money from a confused individual or withholding pension or cheques from an individual. Signs/Symptoms :- Unexplained sudden inability to pay for bills or maintain lifestyle, unpaid bills, unusual or inappropriate bank account transfers, withholding money, recent changes to property deeds, will or insurance policies,
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