Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care.

Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care.

1.KNOWING HOW TO RECOGNISE SIGNS OF ABUSE
1.1 Define different types of abuse.  
1.2 Identify the associated signs and symptoms.
PHYSICAL ABUSE: is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm. There are many forms of physical abuse which, have related signs and symptoms. For instance the signs for punching, kicking, strangling, may be bruising, breaks to bones, fractures, or death. Slapping may cause reddening to the skin or bruising. Pushing or tripping may cause someone to trip or fall. Sleep deprivation may cause someone to be continually tired. Exposure to extreme heat or cold may cause burns to the skin. Withholding food or medication may cause hunger or an increase in the incidence for which the medication was prescribed.
SEXUAL ABUSE: also referred to as molestation, is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. There are many forms of sexual abuse which have related signs and symptoms. For instance the signs for rape may be bruising to genitalia unwanted child birth. Unwanted touching, either of a child or an adult may lead to the victim becoming withdrawn, aggressive or tearful.
PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE:   also referred to as emotional abuse or mental abuse, is a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety, or depression. Forms of psychological abuse include threating to harm or abandon someone, bullying, the signs for which may be low self-esteem, reluctance of victim to be alone with abuser, and unable to trust people.
FINANCIAL ABUSE: is the illegal or unauthorized use of a person’s property, money, by another person. Forms of financial abuse include theft, fraud, or misuse of property. The signs may be the unexplained disappearance of personal possessions,...
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