Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care Hsc 024

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HSC 024 PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE 1. How to recognise signs of abuse 1.1 & 1.2 Define the following types of abuse and explain the signs and symptoms- TYPE OF ABUSE | DEFENITION | SIGNS/SYMPTOMS | Physical abuse | This is any form of harm caused to the body. | Bruises, finger marks, fractures, dislocations, scratches, cuts, pressure sores, black eyes, scalds, cigarette burns, history of unexplained injuries, accidental overdose, poisoning, deterioration in health, weight loss, soiled clothing/bedding, inappropriate clothing, mood changes, not wanting to be alone with certain individuals. | Sexual abuse | A sexual act is carried out without the consent or understanding of the…show more content…
* Not forming relationships with the individuals we support means that the care we provide an individual may not be in a manner that they wish and it takes away their choice. * Bulling to individual staff members by other staff member’s results in the individual not performing to the best of their knowledge or ability. * Failing to treat individuals with dignity and respect takes away the individuals choice to believe and do what they want to. We need to refrain from letting our own thoughts and beliefs influence the way we support individuals and be able to go to work with an open mind. ABUSE BY FAMILY OR FRIEND * Carer being too young or immature may mean that the individual does not have the full knowledge or understanding in the way they should be supporting the individual. * Carer feeling under pressure, this can occur if an individual feels that it is their responsibility to provide care and support for an individual but may not really want to do it or have limited awareness on care they should be providing or where they can gain extra support. * Having to deal with challenging behaviours is an extremely stressful experience even for people who have received training in ways to deal with such situation so for a family member who has not received training this can be an extremely difficult situation as they are unaware of why an
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