Unit 204

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Unit 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care Learning outcomes and assessment criteria Outcome how to recognise signs of abuse Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm including hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, or inappropriate sanctions Sexual abuse is a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat. Including encouraging relevant individuals to look at pornography, harassing them by making sexual suggestions or comments, or sexual acts where the…show more content…
Lack of cash on day to day basis. Unexplained withdrawals from the bank or unusual activity in the bank accounts. Reluctance on the part of the person with responsibility for the funds to provide basic food and clothes etc. Institutional abuse 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 : an unkempt appearance. Neglect Absence of food, heat, hygiene, clothing, comfort. Preventing client to have access to services. Isolation. Absence of prescribed medication. Confusion. 1.3 Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse. By learning the signs and symptoms of elder abuse and how to act on behalf of an elderly person who is being abused, I’ll not only be helping someone else but strengthening my own defences against elder abuse in the future. Factors may include if the individual has a mental disability such as dementia or not having mental capacity. If the individual is secluded or isolated or are vulnerable. There could also be factors for the abuser which could include the abuser having lack of training, also abusing their power. Sometimes personal issues have a part to play which could include the carer/abuser being stressed or having a history of abuse and continuing the cycle. Outcome 2 know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse 2.1 Explain the
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