Qcf Level 3

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Assignment 204

Ai Describe in your own words what is meant by the following types of abuse: UNIT 205/HSC024 LO 1.1
Aii Identify signs and symptoms of the different types of abuse. UNIT 205/HSC024 LO 1.1

Physical abuse: Is where a deliberate use of physical forces that results in bodily injury pain or impairment, this included the inappropriate application of techniques or treatments.

Signs/symptoms: Injuries that have not received medical attention, frequent or regular falls, pepper pot bruising, burns/scalds in unusual places, sores or rashes caused by bed wetting, loss of confidence, lack of interest in appearance, sleeping problems and feeling depressed.

Sexual abuse: Sexual penetration of any part of any part
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UNIT 205/HSC024 LO 2.3

Any evidence such as blood stained clothing, under-garment, bedding must be left and not touched. If the abused has a physical injury and its appropriate for you to examine but always obtain their consent first. Photographs may be taken only if the abused person agrees, Advise the individual not to move or touch anything relevant. Make sure all evidence is kept secure and confidential.

Avi Identify the national policies that set out requirements for safeguarding individuals UNIT 205/HSC024 LO 3.1

No secrets (Department of health 2000) Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults policy (S.O.V.A) Care quality commission (CQC) Independent Safe-guarding authority (I.S.A) National occupational standards General social care commission Local safe-guarding children board.

Avii Identify the local and organisational systems for safeguarding. UNIT 205/024 LO 3.1

Western Health and Social Services Board (W.H.S.S.B) P.S.N.I (Care unit) RQIA (Inspectors board) Safeguarding vulnerable adults

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