Principles of Safeguarding Level 2

Level 2   Principles of Safeguarding.   ( Maps directly to Diploma 205)

1:1 1:2 You will need to define the following types of abuse and how you will recognise the sign and symptoms.
Type of Abuse | Signs and Symptoms |
Physical AbuseThe use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain or impairment. For example hitting, pushing, kicking, striking with an object, force feeding, slapping, and shaking. | Cuts, bruising, sudden change in behaviour, flinching, caregiver effuses for visitors to see the service user alone or the service user reports abuse. |
Sexual AbuseNon-consensual sexual contact of any kind. Sexual contact with any person incapable of giving consent. Sexual abuse includes rape, touching, sexual assault and battery, sodomy and sexually explicit photography. | Bruising to breasts or genitals, unexplained anal or vaginal bleeding, unexplained sexually transmitted infection, torn, stained or bloody underwear, the service user reports abuse. |
Emotional – Psychological AbuseThe infliction of anguish, pain and distress through verbal or non-verbal acts. Includes but not limited to: insults, threats, intimidation, humiliation and harassment. | Service user could be emotionally upset, withdrawn and non-communicative. They could begin to show unusual behaviour such as sucking or rocking when these kinds of behaviour are usually associated with dementia. |
Financial AbuseThe illegal or improper use of an elderly person’s funds, property or assets. Including cashing cheques without authorisation improper use or guardianship or power of attorney, misusing or stealing money or possessions, coercing the elderly person into signing documents and forging signatures. | Sudden changes in bank accounts or banking including withdrawals of large amounts of money by a person accompanying the elderly person, abrupt changes to will or other financial documents, disappearance of funds or possessions, unauthorized atm cash withdrawals and...