Principles of Safeguarding

Know how to recognise the signs of abuse

1.A) Physical abuse involving contact planned to cause bodily harm, feelings of intimidation, other physical suffering or injury
b.) Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another 
c.) Emotional/psychological abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; violation
d.) Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s money, property, pension book or other valuables. 
e.) Institutional abuse involves failure of an organisation to provide appropriate and professional individual services to vulnerable people. It can be seen or detected in processes, attitudes and behaviour that amount to discrimination through unwitting prejudice, ignorance, thoughtlessness, stereotyping and rigid systems. 
f.) Self neglect refers to situations in which there is no perpetrator and neglect is the result of the person failing to care for themselves
g.) Neglect is a passive form of abuse by which the accused is responsible for providing care for the person who is unable to care for themselves, but the accused fails to provide adequate care to meet the persons’ needs. Neglect may include failing to provide sufficient supervision, nourishment, medical care or to her needs. It may also refer to failing to protect a child/adult from abuse.
2a.) Physical: Hitting. Slapping. Pushing. Kicking. Misuse of medication. Restraint. Inappropriate sanctions.
b.) Sexual: Including rape and sexual assault or sexual acts to which the vulnerable adult has not consented, or could consent, or was pressured into consenting
c.) Emotional abuse. Threats of harm or abandonment. Deprivation of contact. Humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, isolation or withdrawal from services or supportive networks.
d.) Financial Abuse: Theft, fraud, exploitation. Pressure in connection with wills, property, inheritance or financial...