Unit 4222-205 Safe Guarding

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Unit 4222-205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (HSC 024) Physical abuse – the definition of physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or physical suffering or bodily harm. The signs and symptoms can include, series of unexplained falls or major injuries. Injuries/bruises at different stages of healing. Bruising in unusual sights e.g inner arms, thighs. Clients are also very passive. Sexual abuse- The definition of sexual abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual contract. Pressured into consent of a sexual act. Some signs and symptoms are depression and anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, dissociative states, repeated self –injury, suicide attempts, compulsive sexual behaviours, eating disorders and intolerance of or constant search for intimacy. Emotional/psychological abuse- Emotional abuse, mental abuse a form of mistreatment in which there is intent to cause mental or emotional pain or injury. This includes verbal aggression, statements intended to humiliate or infantilize, insults, threats of abandonment or institutionalization. Some signs of this are feeling of depression, withdrawal from social interaction, isolation from friends and family, low self-esteem, fearfulness, mood changes, self blaming, pessimistic behaviour, avoiding eye contact, aggressive behaviour. Financial abuse – Financial abuse can be any of the following- someone making you take your money out of the cash machine for them, taking money from you, borrowing money and never giving it back, stealing your belongings, someone getting you to sign something and you don't know what it is, someone taking your pension or other benefit, someone asking for money for visiting you socially. Signs of this are Unpaid bills. Basic needs not being met. lack of cash on day to day basis. Institutional
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