Essay about Unit HSC 024 Assignment safeguarding and protection

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Q 1.1 Define the following types of abuse: Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Emotional/ Psychological Abuse Financial Abuse Institutional Abuse Self-neglect Neglect by others A 1.1 Physical Abuse is when, a person inflicts physical force that is non-accidental and results in pain, impairment or bodily injury. Sexual Abuse is direct or indirect involvement in sexual activities without consent. As well as being physically forced into sexual activity without consent. Emotional / psychological abuse is when a person uses threats, bullying, trying to control a person’s mind, makes them feel powerless, as well as making them believe it is their own fault. This type of abuse results in mental and physical distress and includes…show more content…
A 1.3 Factors that may contribute to and individual being more vulnerable of abuse may include, if the individual has a mental disability such as dementia or not have the mental capacity. If the individual is isolated they become more vulnerable. People who have previously been abused, low self-esteem, no sense of worth, people who have substance abuse, old people, children, homeless, people who cannot communicate verbally, medically dependant people. This is because they have nobody to protect them, which leads to them becoming more likely to be abused. Abusers prey on vulnerable people to make their attacks easier and less of a challenge. Q 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that and individual is being abused? Explain the actions to take is an individual alleges that they are being abused? Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved. A 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 If there are suspicions that an individual is being
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