Essay about L3 HSC Technical Certificate Unit 204

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L3- HSC Technical Certificate unit worksheet
Unit 204 – Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

The numbers in the bracket after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards

1. Define the following types of abuse: (1.1.1)
A. physical abuse
Physical abuse is when someone is using physical force to hurt/ injure, this can include punching, kicking, punching. It may or may not leave marks/ bruises on the body
B. sexual abuse
Sexual abuse is the force of sexual activity by one person on another, as by the use of threats or coercion.
C. emotional/psychological abuse
Emotional/ psychological abuse is a form of abuse is when another person is subjected or exposed to another’s’ behaviour that
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They could be stressed, tired, have a history of abusing others and continuing the cycle. It could be family members who are feeling the strain or trying to support their family members.

4. Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused (2.2.1)
If you have suspicions that an individual is being abused, this should be raised to your line manager/ home manager’s attention. They then would take the appropriate steps to ensure that it is investigated thoroughly and that the situation is dealt with, with the utmost respect and seriousness.

5. Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused (2.2.2)
If the service user themselves approaches you because something doesn’t feel right to them and they suspect something you should:
• Stay calm and try not to show shock or disbelief
• Listen carefully to what is being said to you
• Be sympathetic (‘I am sorry this has happened to you’)
• Be aware of the possibility that medical evidence may be needed
• Tell the person that:
- They did the right thing to tell you
- You are treating the information seriously
- It was not their fault
- That there are ‘no secrets’
- You are going to inform the appropriate person
- You/ the service will take steps to protect/ support them
• Report to your line manager, senior manager, or to social services or the police
• At the first opportunity make a note of the disclosure and date and sign your record

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