Define the Following Type of Abuse

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Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care HSC024 ASSESSMENT ONE Define the following types of abuse: Abuse may be physical, psychological, sexual, financial, negligent, reckless behaviour which endangers self or others as well as self-harm. Abuse may be intentional or unintentional. It may be about doing something (an act of commission) or doing something (an act of omission). When a person abuses another person they violate their human and civil rights. Abuse may occur regularly and systematically or just once. Physical abuse Physical abuse is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury, or…show more content…
When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. This is involving any individual in sexual activities which they do not understand, have not given consent to or which violate the sexual taboos of family custom and practice. Sexual activity is abusive when informed consent is not freely given. For many adults, informed consent is not possible because of a limited understanding of the issues. In the case of other adults, consent may not be given and the sexual activity, is either forced on the individual against his or her will or the individual is tricked or bribed into it. Sexual abuse, whether of adults or children, is also abuse of a position of power. It also covers any behaviour by any adult towards a child to stimulate either the adult or child sexuality. When the victim is younger than the age of consent (it is a minimum age at which a person is considered to be legally competent to consent to sexual acts), it is referred to as child sexual abuse. Sexual abuse can occur either through contact or non-contact. Sexual abuse through contact can include: • vaginal or anal rape • buggery • incest • touching someone in a sexual manner • forcing a person to touch another person in a sexual manner Sexual abuse through non-contact can include: • forcing a person to watch
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