UNIT 4222-205: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (HSC 024)
Outcome 1: Know how to recognise signs of abuse
1. Define the following types of abuse:
Physical abuse - Hitting, slapping, pushing, pinching, kicking and burning. Leaving people to sit in own urine and faeces and forcing them to eat or take medication.
Sexual abuse - Unwanted advances, indecent exposure or harassment, rough washing or touching of the genital area, rape, being forced to watch or participate in sexual acts.
Emotional/psychological abuse - intimidation, not being included or ignored, threats, bullying, humiliating and blaming.
Financial abuse - using an individual’s money without their permission or on items they have not…show more content… I will listen to the individual carefully, it is up to them to tell me, I would not ask them any questions about this as this is not part of my job role and would stay calm.
I will make sure that I record what the individual tells me using the individual’s own words and I reassure the individual and explain that their safety is the most important and that it is my duty of care to tell the manager.
I will let my manager know what has happened immediately and pass this information on in private,my report being also confidential. Depending on what is found out the individual might need to continue to be monitored and a plan of care will be put in place that must be followed to protect the service user.
If the allegation is about my manager or the manager is unwilling to do anything, I will follow my company policy of reporting abuse and report to CQC.
2. Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused.
If an individual alleges that they are being abused, I will make sure that I listen to the individual carefully to know exactly what happened.
If it is in my place of work and the name of the person that abused the individual is known, whether staff or another service user, I must also record and report this, using the individual’s own words; I will not ask any questions or make any