HSC024 PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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HSC024 PRINCIPLES OF SAFEGUARDING AND PROTECTION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
OUTCOME 1
1.1 Define the following types of abuse
-Physical abuse - Is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury or other physical suffering or bodily harm.
-Sexual abuse - A statutory offence that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in unwanted sexual act by force or threat.
-Emotional/psychological abuse - Emotional or psychological abuse is in any action which has had an adverse effect on the individuals mental well-being, causes suffering and effects their quality of life and ability to function to their full potential.
-Institutional abuse - Is different from
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If someone makes an allegation of abuse to you, the first thing you should say is that you believe what they say. You should reassure the person, that you believe what they are telling you. you should also reassure them that it is not their fault. You should not get to involved and in depth conversation about the abuse as it can become very detailed and you and the other person may get confused. after speaking to the person it is important that you inform a senior colleague and hand over responsibility. It is important that you do not ask leading questions because you may accidently put words into their mouth but yourself and the other person may not realise what has been said. try and remember as much information as accuratly as possible so you can record it after the conversation. You must also make sure that they understand that you can not keep it to yourself, but you must assure them that they can trust you and that you are going to support them through out the process.

2.3 Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved.
 Do not wash or clean any part of the room or area in which the alleged abuse took place
 Do not clear up
 Do not remove the bedding
 Do not remove any of the clothing the abused person is wearing
 do not allow the person to wash, shower, bathe, brush hair or clean teeth
 Keep other people out of the room or area.

OUTCOME 3
3.1 Identify national policies and local systems that

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