Child Care

Outcome 1: know how to recognise signs of abuse

1.1 Define Physical abuse  

Non-accidental trauma or physical injury caused by punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning or otherwise harming a child 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.

1.1 Define sexual abuse
Forcing a child or a young adult to engage in unwanted sexual activity by one person on another, as by the use of threats or coercion.
Sexual activity that is deemed improper or harmful, as between an adult and a minor or with a person of diminished mental capacity.

1.1 Define emotional/psychological abuse
a pattern of behaviour by parents or caregivers that can seriously interfere with a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development a form of abuse characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour 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.

1.1 Define Financial abuse
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

1.1 Define Institutional abuse
Being forced into a system where you are told to eat, drink,...