Safeguarding Booklet

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safe guarding | | Physical abuseSexual abuseEmotional abusePsychological abuseFinancial abuseInstitutional abuseSelf-neglectNeglect by others | Information Booklet | | | By Donna Davis | | | | | | | | | | | | | Physical Abuse Physical abuse is any intentional and unwanted contact with you or something close to your body. Sometimes abusive behaviour does not cause pain or leave bruises but it 's still unhealthy. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don 't want to do. It can also refer to behaviour that impacts a person 's ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity…show more content…
Identify The Signs Physical; * Multiple bruising * Fractures * Burns * Bed sores * Fear * Depression * Unexplained weight loss Sexual; * Loss of sleep * Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour * Bruising * Soreness around the genitals * Torn, stained or bloody underwear * A preoccupation with anything sexual * Sexually transmitted diseases * Pregnancy Emotional/Psychological; * Fear * Depression * Confusion * Loss of sleep * Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour Financial; * Unexplained withdrawals from the bank * Unusual activity in the bank accounts * Unpaid bills * Unexplained shortage of money * Reluctance on the part of the person with responsibility for the funds to provide basic food and clothes. Institutional; * Inflexible and non-negotiable systems and routines * Lack of consideration of dietary requirements * Name calling; inappropriate ways of addressing people * Lack of adequate physical care Neglect/Self Neglect; * Malnutrition * Untreated medical problems * Bed sores * Confusion * Over-sedation If you suspect an individual is being abused; Ensure safety of person first, seek medical treatment if required. Contact the police if a crime has been committed, do not disturb and evidence. Inform your line
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