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Laura Bate – Diploma Level 2 1.1 – Define the following types of abuse: - Physical Abuse 1.1a – Physical abuse can be defined as causing actual physical harm to an individual. 1.2a - The signs and symptoms associated with physical abuse can be e.g. hitting, shaking, biting, throwing, burning and suffocating. 1.3a - The factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to physical abuse can be due to their age, their physical ability, a physical disability, a sensory impairment, learning difficulties, mental health issues, or their culture or religion. Sexual Abuse 1.1b – Sexual abuse can be defined as forcing an individual to take part in sexual activities or behave in sexually inappropriate ways. 1.2b -…show more content…
2.1 – The actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused is to follow the policies and procedures already in place. Report it immediately to the Line Manager and record all the facts on the appropriate paperwork e.g. the Whistle Blowing technique if appropriate. Note down the alleged abuser, which category of abuse which may be happening, when and where the abuse may have happened. Also make sure you have respectful listening and keep it confidential. 2.2 – The actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused is to report it to your Line Manager, senior Manager or to the Social Services and/or the Police. Make a note of everything, ensure that all evidence is preserved and if necessary take photographic evidence. 2.3 – Ways in which evidence of abuse can be preserved is use of written reports including details of alleged and suspected abuse, use of witness statements, making sure that they are signed and dated, photographic evidence e.g. any injuries sustained, confidential systems for manual records e.g. security systems, confidential records, importance of timescales to ensure the reliability and validity of evidence. 3.1 – The scope of
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