Unit 4: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Unit code: A/601/8574/QCF Level 2: BTEC Specialist
Credit value: 3
Guided learning hours: 26
To achieve this unit you will need to complete the following:
1) Produce an information sheet that could be included in the induction pack for new staff on the recognition of abuse this should include the different types of abuse, the signs and symptoms for each type of abuse, factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse and the actions to take in the event of suspicions and alleged abuse :
Abuse: define as violation of a person’s human and /or civil rights by any other persons or persons (no secrets DOH 2000)
Vulnerable adult: a person aged 18 or over who is or may be in need of care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness and who is unable to take care of him or herself against significant harm or exploitation.
Type of Abuse | Definitions | Sign and Symptoms |
Physical | Physical abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm | Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns may indicate physical abuse or neglect |
Sexual | Sexual abuse is the forcing of undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another | Bruises around the breasts or genital area, as well as unexplained bleeding around the genital area; pregnancy, STI’s may be signs of sexual abuse |
Emotional / Psychological | Emotional/psychological abuse may involve threats or actions to cause mental or physical harm; humiliation; Isolation | Unexplained withdrawal from normal activities, changes in behaviour and unusual depression may be indicators of emotional abuse. |
Financial | Financial abuse is the illegal or unauthorised use of a person’s property, money, pension book or other valuables | No money, food, clothes. Large...