Unit 204 Principles Of Safeguarding And Protection In Health And Social Care

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Unit 204 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Outcome 1 Know how to recognise signs of abuse
1.1) Definition of different types of abuse are:
Physical abuse - hitting, slapping, pushing, pinching, kicking and burning.
Sexual abuse - rape or sexual assault, indecent exposure, penetration and sexual harassment.
Emotional/psychological abuse - bullying, shouting, swearing, controlling and ignoring.
Financial abuse - theft, fraud and pressure in connection with wills, property or inheritance.
Institutional abuse - the maltreatment of a person from a system of power.
Self-neglect - when someone neglects their own care.
Neglect by others - when someone fails to meet someone's support needs.

Identifying signs
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It is important to take a clear and accurate record of the conversation. Listen carefully to what they are saying. Be aware of the possibility that medical evidence might be needed. Report to your line manager, senior manager, social services or the police. At the first opportunity make a note of the disclosure and date and sign your record. Your notes should: record what the individual actually said, using their own words and phrases describe the circumstances in which the disclosure came about record the setting and anyone else who was there at the time not cloud factual information with opinions or judgments.

Use a pen with black ink, so that the report can be photocopied, and keep the record safe and confidential as your report may be required later as part of a legal action or disciplinary procedure.

Do not clean up location of suspected abuse as this may disturb evidence. If appropriate and depending on nature of abuse, keep documentation safe e.g. bank statements if financial abuse suspected.

Outcome 3 Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse

There will be policies and procedures available within the company or agency the care worker is employed by. The national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from

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