Unit Hsc 024 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.

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Unit HSC 024 Principles of Safeguarding and protection in health and social care. Outcome1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse. 1-1) Define the following signs of abuse: • Physical abuse • Sexual Abuse • Emotional/psychological abuse • Financial abuse • Institutional abuse • Self neglect • Neglect by others 1-2) Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse. Physical abuse: Causing physical harm to an individual for example by hitting, burning, biting, throwing, suffocating, force feeding or any other cause of physical harm. Signs and symptoms include, bruising, this especially in well protected covered areas. Fractures, sprains or dislocations. Lacerations or burns including friction burns and scolds. Unexplained hair loss, significant weight loss, cowering or flinching. Feeling low, in pain or angry. Sexual abuse: Forcing an individual to behave in inappropriate sexual behaviour or take part in sexual activities these can include non penetrative as well as penetrative sexual acts and also forcing an individual to view inappropriate sexual material. Signs and symptoms include being withdrawn and fearful, disturbed sleep patterns, inappropriate dressing, genital infections, bruising around breasts or genitals, unexplained vaginal or anal bleeding, torn or stained underwear. Emotional/psychological abuse: Verbally abusing and swearing, threatening or invoking fear in an individual, devaluing self esteem causing feelings of worthlessness, bullying and exploitation. Signs and symptoms include the individual being fearful, withdrawn, anxious, having low self esteem or self-confidence, being agitated, shouting and screaming. Behaviours such as rocking, hair twisting and self mutilation. Financial abuse: Theft of either property or money, denying an individual access to their finances,
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