Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

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Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse Physical abuse is any non accidental act of violence or rough treatment that causes physical injury, pain or discomfort. Examples of physical abuse include: Beating - e.g. Punching, pinching, shoving, striking with hand or other instrument Burning and scalding Rough handling or physical coercion Stabbing Tripping Spitting Restraining to furniture The misuse of physical restraints The misuse of pharmacological restraints Forcing the individual to remain in beds, chairs or room. Sexual abuse Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerced someone to participate in a sexual act that the individual does…show more content…
Depending on the type of abuse alleged, it is important to gather any evidence of abuse. If it is physical abuse photos of bruising and injuries should be taken. Also the room in which the abuse occurred should be preserved as best as possible. Nothing from the room should be touched or disturbed and if possible the room should be closed off. For financial abuse, bank statements or other such evidence should be photocopied. 2.3 Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved If the abuse was physical, photos of the injuries and a body map detailing the injuries should be taken. For financial abuse, bank statements and other evidence such as receipts and invoices should be photocopied. All types of abuse should be be recorded in an incident report with all notes and evidence of abuse, which should be notarised, dated and photocopied and kept in a secure location. 3.1 Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse On a national level, the policies that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse are the human rights act of1988, the equality act of 2000, the health and safety act, as well as the safeguarding board and social services. In regards to local systems, social workers, the manager and the care quality commission. 3.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse Social services is the
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