UNIT 205 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care.
1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse.
1.1 Define the following types of abuse.
a. Physical abuse: When a person is actually using contact to cause pain or injury.
b. Sexual abuse: Any sexual contact that a person is not comfortable with or consenting to.
c. Emotional abuse: Being threatened, ignored, teased or humiliated.
d. Financial abuse: Being overcharged, pressurised into giving/lending money/property.
e. Institutional abuse: Not given choice, not being treated as an individual.
f. Self -neglect: Not eating or drinking properly, poor personal hygiene, inappropriately dressed not taking medication.
g. Neglect: Failure to provide a safe environment, food/drink or clothing. Withholding prescribed medication.
1.2 Identify the signs and or symptoms associated with each type of abuse.
a. Change in behaviour, cuts, bruises or broken bones.
b. Panic or upset in presence of certain person, unexplained bruising or bleeding around genital area.
c. Withdrawn, agitated or upset.
d. Unexplained cash being withdrawn, unexplained sudden changes to will or assets.
e. Regimental routines and lack of flexibility to daily living.
f. Weight loss, unkempt appearance or failure to keep medical appointments.
g. Poor hygiene, malnutrition, failure to keep medical appointments.
1.3 Describe the factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse.
People who have sensory impairments, dementia, severely disabled or being cared for may be more vulnerable to abuse.
2 Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse.
2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused.
If there are suspicions of abuse firstly report it to your manager who will report it to social services and other relevant services.
2.2 Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused.
If a person...