Questions On Principles Of Safeguarding

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Assignment 1 - Principles of safeguarding. Using the criteria, write an assignment on the different form of abuse that can occur in your organisation, signs and symptoms of each abuse and how would you respond in the event of a suspected abuse. 1.1. Define the following types of abuse: i. Physical abuse Physical abuse is the act of hitting, shaking, throwing, poisoning, burning or scalding, drowning, suffocating, or otherwise causing physical harm to an individual. ii. Sexual abuse This is when someone is forcing an individual to take part in sexual activities such as looking at, or in the production of, pornographic material, or encouraging them to behave in sexual activities, whether or not the individual is aware of what is…show more content…
The definition of self-neglect excludes a situation in which a mentally competent older person, who understands the consequences of his/her decisions, makes a conscious and voluntary decision to engage in acts that threaten his/her health or safety as a matter of personal choice. Self neglect is more seen in individuals that do not live in a care setting that has 24 hours care rather it could be more likely found in the individuals that live alone. vii. Neglect by others This is when an individual is neglected by a caregiver and is not provided with the essential daily living needs of an individual dependent upon them, for things such as food, clothing, shelter, bathing, medication, health care, and doctor visits. 1.2. Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse i. Physical abuse Signs and symptoms of physical abuse are: - Unexplained bruises in well-protected areas of the body for example on the inside of thighs or upper arms etc. - Unexplained bruising or injuries of any sort - Burn marks of unusual type, e.g. burns caused by cigarettes and rope burns etc. - A history of frequent changes of general practitioners or reluctance in the family, carer or friend towards a general practitioner consultation - Accumulation of medicine which has been prescribed for a client
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