2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused
Physical abuse – involves causing deliberate physical harm to a child and may include burning, drowning, hitting, poisoning, scalding, shaking, suffocating or throwing. Physical abuse also includes deliberately causing, or fabricating the symptoms of, ill health in a child.
Do not clean up location of suspected abuse as this may disturb evidence. If appropriate and depending on nature of abuse, keep documentation safe e.g. bank statements if financial abuse suspected.
Physical: is non-accidental use of force against any person that results in physical pain, injury, impairment or confinement. Signs of physical abuse are, injuries that are consistent with physical abuse, present of several injuries of a variety of ages, Injuries that have not received medical attention, a person being taken to many different places to receive medical attention, Skin infections, unexplained weight changes or medication being lost, behavior that indicates that the person is afraid of the perpetrator, change of behavior or avoiding the perpetrator.
if the alleged abuse is of a criminal matter (e.g. assault, rape), then the police will need to be called. If there is any doubt, then you should refer to the policies and procedures or (again) speak to your supervisor or any other senior member of staff
Only touch what you need to, leave things as they are. Advise the abused person not to wash or remove clothing, try to touch the clothing as little as possible. Do not touch items/weapons wait for the police. The room should be made secure and no one should be able to enter unless necessary. If the alleged perpetrator is also a service user, a separate member of staff needs to be assigned to them.
Physical Abuse is when, a person inflicts physical force that is non-accidental and results in pain, impairment or bodily injury.
‘If I suspect abuse through noticing a sign of physical abuse or change in the behaviour of an individual, I will make sure that I ask the individual what has happened telling the individual the changes that I have noticed. If it is in my place of work and the name of the person that abused the individual is known, whether staff or another service user, I must also record and report this. I will listen to the individual carefully; it is up to them to tell me, I would not ask them any questions about this as this is not part of my job role and would stay calm.I will make sure that I record what the individual tells me using the individual’s own words. I will make sure that I reassure the individual and explain that their safety is the most important and that it is my duty of care to tell the manager. I will make sure that I let my manager know what has happened immediately and pass
Physical Abuse is when someone physically causes you harm, this can include things such as; hitting, kicking, pulling hair, pinching, scratching, shaking or (in a care related situation), giving someone too much or not enough medicine. An example of physical abuse in care setting is if you are to punch or kick someone intentionally to cause harm to them. Another example would be a personal carer not giving an elderly person the correct amount of medicine at the right times to cause harm.
Physical abuse involves the use of force by pinching, punching, slapping, scalding, hitting, kicking, burning or misuse of medication, restraint or inappropriate sanctions. It is a form of physical attack on an individual, it can also be a intentional neglect to prevent physical injury.
Physical abuse is a deliberate use of physical force that results in bodily injury pain or impairments. Sgns of physical abuse can be burns and scalds, marks on the skin consistent with being slapped, scratched, bitten or pinched.Sexual abuse is direct or indirect involvementin sexual activity without valid consent. Signs of sexual abuse could be sexual transmitted disease,unexplained crying and distress or anxiety and fear of physical touch. Emotional/psycholoigical abuse is any action by another that damages an individuals mental wellbeing, signs of this is attention seeking behaviour,depression,low self-esteem and lack of self confidence.
Physical abuse is “the mistreatment of a child that causes physical injury, impairment, or endangerment.” (Layman 15) It accounts for about 25 percent of abuse cases. (Moses) Children who have been abused usually show certain signs. They tend to be apathetic and withdrawn, but at the same time, constantly scanning their environment for danger. (Oates 43) Physical abuse can leave all kinds of injuries.
However, defining and the determination of sexual abuse, alike the other subtopics in violence and social work are ambiguous due to all the different factors that build up the underlying causes; The different factors often includes power differential, knowledge differential and gratification differential that weave together to create power struggles to be in power and dominant over another person. The most common examples would be a husband/boyfriend sexually abusing his wife/girlfriend or a parent (mother and/or father) abusing his/her children: Child Sexual Abuse.
Physical abuse is aggression physically injuries directed by an adult. Often this type of abuse is confused with child discipline. Many bruises and broken bones have merely passed by the eyes of tha law as accidents, disobedient children and/or discipline. Most kids don't say anything but you may noticed that they are screaming for help, even though they might not say it verbally you may see all the signs and