Unit 5 Safeguarding

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UNIT 5 SAFEGUARDING Question: 1.1 & 1.2 Safeguarding or (SOVA) is in place for the protection of vulnerable adults and you need to know what abuse is and how to recognise the signs of abuse. There are seven categories of that can be defined and recognise. ACTIONS PHYSICAL ABUSE SIGNS & SYMPTONS Physical abuse can be hitting, slapping, pushing, dragging, forcing limbs and putting them into to situations and actions they don’t want to do, this can also know as restraint. Other types of abuse can be medication abuse, force feeding. Signs of physical abuse can be unusual shaped markings, sores, bruising and unexplained regular falls and injuries in…show more content…
ACTIONS SELF NEGLECT SIGNS & SYMPTONS Self-neglect is a behavioural condition in which an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, appropriate clothing, feeding, or tending appropriately to any medical Conditions they have. A person in self neglect may show lack of personal care, dirty clothing, Inadequate or inappropriate clothing and lack of hygiene in their home. They could be suffering from depression or have otter medical needs that could be causing them to act like this. ACTIONS NEGLECT BY OTHERS SIGNS & SYMPTONS Neglect is the persistent failure to meet an individual’s basic physical and/or psychological needs, likely to result in serious impairment of the individual’s health or development, such as failing to provide adequate food, shelter and clothing. Absence of food, heat, hygiene, clothing, comfort. Preventing client to have access to services. Isolation. Absence of prescribed medication. This could also be classed as psychological and physical abuse. Question: 1.3 There are many factors to consider that may contribute someone being abused, it may be there medical condition prevents them from being aware of the abuse and lack mental capacity, such as a mental illness and forms of dementia which prevent them of having any control and being isolated. Other factors could be the individual who is caring for them, this may be a family member or friend who are stressed and can’t cope with
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