Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

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HSC024 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care ALL OUTCOMES IN RED ARE OBSERVATIONS TO BE CARRIED OUT BY YOUR ASSESSOR. THE INFORMATION GIVEN INDICATES THE TYPES OF THINGS YOUR ASSESSOR WILL BE LOOKING FOR Know how to recognise signs of abuse OUTCOME 1 1. Define the following types of abuse 2. Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse. Physical abuse - Punching, Kicking Scratching, Slapping, Biting, Scalding, Pulling hair, Poking Pinching, Pushing, Shoving, Burning, Binding limbs, Tripping over, Choking, Beating, Cutting, Imprisonment, Starvation, Forced feeding, Deliberate dehydration, Twisting arms, Sleep deprivation, Torture, Drowning, Bruising, Scalding. SIGNS…show more content…
Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused * Observe the person * Ask if they are ok * Inform the manager of your concerns * Record your concerns * Don’t ask leading questions e.g. Did Mr X punch you?” Your workplace will have it’s own policies and procedures in place detailing and to who you should report your suspicions to and the correct course of action to follow. 2. Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused * Listen * Ask open questions. Do not ask detailed or probing questions * Remain calm. Do not express shock or dismay * Allow the person to express their feelings including their fear * Ask for information about what they are scared of and when they might be most at risk * Acknowledge regret and concern for what has taken place * Help them not to minimise the abuse they are experiencing and
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