204 Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

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TASK A Ai) Describe in tour own words what is meant by the following types of abuse: Physical abuse > is anything done that harms someone physically, done with the intention to do harm. Sexual abuse means sexually exploiting or humiliating others. Emotional / psychological abuse is doing or saying things that demean and make someone feel less of themselves. This includes bulling, blaming, threatening and damaging other’s feelings of self-esteem. Financial abuse involves taking others property or money, theft and the exploitation of other people’s resources. Institutional abuse is failure of an organization to provide an appropriate and professional service to vulnerable people. Self neglect is a behavioural condition in which an…show more content…
After I have found out information, I will talk to my supervisor about the abuse. My supervisor will help me follow the correct procedure of reporting abuse. I will report and record abuse and the report will state exactly what I saw, heard and been to told by the individual and any action I took, but i will not give any form of opinion or try to judge who is right or wrong and I will fill in a consent form if necessary including date, time and place. Aiv) Explain the correct action to take if an individual tells you they are being abused. If an individual tells me they are being abused I will stop what I was doing and listen carefully to them. All conversations should be treated with confidence and information only passed on to those who need to know. Even if the individual speaks in the strictest of confidence, I will still have to inform my line manager and write down everything that was discussed. I will not agree with the individual that I will not tell anyone else. I will tell the individual that I will only tell someone who can do something about it. If the abuse is physical, no attempt should be made to clean anything such as clothes or the individual. The individual should be dissuaded to wash. With financial abuse, evidence could be paperwork such as bank statements so these should not be thrown away. I could only remove anything that could be evidence if I suspect the abuser
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