Unit 11- P1 & P2 safeguarding adult & promoting independence Essay

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In this essay I will be describing the forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults and how social workers should be aware of these types of abuse. Vulnerable adult is an adult in need of community care service due to the fact they may suffer from mental or other disability, age or illness and are unable to take care of themselves and unable to protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. Those vulnerable adults who are in risks of being physically abused are those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, ill health, dementia, and people with mental health needs, people who are aphasic, sensory impaired, comatose or semi-comatose and older people.
Physical abuse: Physical abuse is when a person
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Psychological abuse also would include if the service provider exclude the service user from making a decision when the service user is capable of making that decision.
The indictors of psychological abuse is being withdrawn, too eager to do everything they are asked, showing compulsive behaviour, not being able to do things they used to and not being able to concentrate or focus.
Emotional abuse: Emotional abuse is when someone is being emotional maltreated; emotional abuse involved trying to humiliate a service user or isolating or ignoring them. Emotional abuse is when a vulnerable adult is being emotionally bad treated which can affect the adults emotional development. This could make the vulnerable adult feel worthless and unloved due to the service provider abusing them emotionally. Emotional abuse doesn’t leave any physical signs and no obvious marks to an extent. Emotional abuse doesn’t leave any physical scars; it would be hard to know it’s happening however there are signs to know it’s happening. In health and social, professional’s staffs would need to be aware of vulnerable adults who might be experiencing emotional abuse. Emotional abuse can include the service provider shouting lowering the adult self-esteem. Continuous name calling, isolation, blames or puts down a vulnerable adult due to their condition.
There are common indicator and signs to look for to know if a vulnerable adult is being

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