Unit 205 Principles Of Safeguarding

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UNIT 205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. 1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse. 1.1 Define the following types of abuse. a. Physical abuse: When a person is actually using contact to cause pain or injury. b. Sexual abuse: Any sexual contact that a person is not comfortable with or consenting to. c. Emotional abuse: Being threatened, ignored, teased or humiliated. d. Financial abuse: Being overcharged, pressurised into giving/lending money/property. e. Institutional abuse: Not given choice, not being treated as an individual. f. Self -neglect: Not eating or drinking properly, poor personal hygiene, inappropriately dressed not taking medication. g. Neglect: Failure to provide…show more content…
Withdrawn, agitated or upset. d. Unexplained cash being withdrawn, unexplained sudden changes to will or assets. e. Regimental routines and lack of flexibility to daily living. f. Weight loss, unkempt appearance or failure to keep medical appointments. g. Poor hygiene, malnutrition, failure to keep medical appointments. 1.3 Describe the factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse. People who have sensory impairments, dementia, severely disabled or being cared for may be more vulnerable to abuse. 2 Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse. 2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused. If there are suspicions of abuse firstly report it to your manager who will report it to social services and other relevant services. UNIT 205 2.2 Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused. If a person alleges abuse listen to them carefully and sympathetically tell them you need to report this to keep them safe. Even if the person has dementia the allegation must be taken seriously. Report the allegation to your manager who will contact the appropriate services. 2.3 Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is…show more content…
They empower and support people to make their own choices. They investigate actual and suspected abuse and neglect or exploitation. They support adults who are at risk. 3.3 Identify reports into serious failures to protect individual from abuse. www.nursingtimes.net/nursingpractice-critical-report-of-castlebrook-abuse-failings www.bbc.co.uk.news/uk-winterbourneview-failed-to-protect www.cqc.org.uk/merseyside-care-home-failed-to-protect 3.4 Identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse. Advice can be found in the employers policies and procedures, from the CSCIW. 4.1 Explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by: a By working with person centred values you can gain trust, people will feel they have someone to talk to, therefore they may open up in a bad situation. b. By encouraging active participation you can promote self -esteem, they can get to know their rights. c. By promoting choice and rights the individual will understand they can make choices they will find out what is legal and then may feel that they can stand up for themselves and
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