Define the Following Types of Abuse Essay

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HSC 024 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: • Physical abuse Physical abuse involving contact planned to cause bodily harm, feelings of intimidation, other physical suffering or injury • Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another • Emotional/psychological abuse Emotional/psychological abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; voilation • Financial abuse Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s money, property, pension book or other valuables. • Institutional abuse Institutional abuse involves failure of an organisation to provide appropriate and professional individual services to…show more content…
Systems – Local authority Adult Services Dept (Social Services) – Safeguarding Team investigate and ensure safety Care Quality Commission – Inspect care providers Police to investigate/ prosecute Carers Direct Helpline 3.3 Identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse Winterbourne View abuse: report criticises authorities for failing to act Independent expert details hundreds of incidents of restraint and dozens of assaults on patients by staff at private hospital Winterbourne View was exposed by BBC1's Panorama last year when an undercover reporter recorded secret footage of patients being abused by carers. The video appeared to show vulnerable residents being pinned down, slapped, doused in water and taunted. The footage of the treatment caused a national scandal. ------sources, The Guardian, 17 August 2012 3.4 Identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse Sources of Information Policies and Procedures Internet Local authority Adult Services Dept (Social Services) Manager Books Independent Safeguarding Authority Care Quality Commission 4.1 Explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by: working with person-centred values Person-centred values include: Individuality Rights Choice Privacy Independence Dignity Respect
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