Lack of communication in a care home setting, could result in clients being over or under medicated on a regular basis. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse is any non-consensual sexual contact; it is the forcing of undesirable sexual behaviour by one person upon another. This can be physical attacks, verbal suggestions, insults or exposure to unwanted sexual imagery. Sexual abuse could occur when a carer offering support to a venerable person, could use their status to coerce that person to touching them in an inappropriate manner. This type of abuse could also be present in a care home setting with the perpetrator being another client, forcing a person to undress, or made to watch specific sexual actions.
Unit 205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (HSC 024) Outcome 1 1.1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse. There are many types of abuse and they can be recognised as follows. * Physical abuse: This is when physical force is used that results in bodily injury pain or impairment. Victims may have experienced inappropriate contact or improper use of treatments experienced being confined or isolated against their will or even improper use of medicine. * Sexual abuse: This is when the victim has not given consent to a sexual activity, or does not have the understanding or ability to refuse consent also they might feel forced by another person because of their authority of over them.
Activities such as showing pornographic material, forcing the person to watch sex acts or forcing the person to undress are also considered sexual abuse. The signs and symptoms of sexual abuse in the elderly can be bruises around breasts or genitals, genital infections, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn, stained, or bloody underwear, disturbed sleep patterns, vulnerable adult appears withdrawn and fearful,
Sexual abuse happens when a service user is involved in sexual activities that he/she doesn’t understand, have not consented or which violate the sexual taboos of family custom and practice Signs: soreness, bruising or bleeding around the genital area, the service user may withdraw from us when we touch them or they may hit us in an attempt to protect themselves. Emotional/Psychological abuse relates to any action that damages an individual’s mental well-being and development, causing him/her emotional distress, e.g. verbal abuse, including badgering, coercing, provoking or frightening actions or making someone undertake or witness acts which are personally distasteful Signs: the service user may be distressed, frightened, nervous, irritable or very withdrawn and reluctant to hold a conversation. Financial abuse is the misuse of an individual’s money or personal possessions or any resources of a vulnerable person. Signs: the service user may appear worried, irritable, frighten to engage in conversation because of the pressure he/she is facing.
Physical abuse - there may be a change in their personality, very jumpy and unexpected injuries. Sexual abuse - the individual being abused may behave out of character, acting out around certain individuals, withdrawn and possible confined to own room. Also sexual transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies. Institutional abuse - this could manifest its self as outcries or concerns from the individual and the carers and/or parents, There is also malpractice occurring and no whistle blowing policy in place. Self neglect - Some of the signs would be poor personal care and hygiene, there cloths might be dirty, they
Factors that can contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to physical abuse may be that the service user cannot communicate verbally and also the service user may re-in act the physical abuse on other service users. Sexual abuse Some examples of sexual abuse could be forcing a service use to take part in any sexual activity against their will or watching sexual activities, this could be in the internet. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse may be that the service user tries to perform some of the sexual acts on other service users or members of staff or even in the public. The service user may be bleeding from the vagina or rectum. Service users who have been sexually abused may start to self harm.
Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Unit 4 1.1-1.2 Physical abuse: Physical abuse is when someone deliberately hurts or injures someone. Physical abuse can take many forms. Physical abuse can make you feel frightened and anxious, depressed and sad, unable to sleep and concentrate. 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.
Relationship abuse occurs when someone uses abusive behaviors to control and manipulate another person. Relationship abuse doesn't just mean that someone is being hit, punched, kicked or physically hurt. A person can be abused emotionally, which means that another is controlling, manipulating and exerting power over the other one. This includes name-calling, humiliation and threats. People can also be abused sexually in relationships.
Outcome 1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse The learner can: 1. define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional/psychological abuse Financial abuse Institutional abuse Self neglect Neglect by others 2. identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse. Definition of “abuse is a violation of an individual's human and civil rights by any other person or persons”. (Department of Health, 2000. No secrets guidelines) | 1 – Definition of the Abuse | 2 - Signs and Symptoms | Physical Abuse | Hitting, Slapping, Pushing, Kicking, Burning, Rough or Careless Handling, Misuse of Medication, Inappropriate Restraint. | The appearance of unexplained bruising, cuts, burns.
* Smacking you * Forcing you to have sex or perform a sexual act. * Grabbing your face to make you look at them. * Sexual abuse * Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don't want to do. It can also refer to behaviour that impacts a person's ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including oral sex, rape or restricting access to birth control and condoms. * It is important to know that just because the victim “didn’t say no,” doesn’t mean that they meant “yes.” When someone does not resist an unwanted sexual advance, it doesn’t mean that they consented.