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Rachel Dag. NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2.
(A/601/8574) Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

1.1 Define the following types of abuse:
1.2 Identify the signs and /or symptoms associated with each type of abuse:
.Physical abuse: The intended use of physical force that may results in bodily injury, pain or impairment. This includes the application of techniques or treatments, involuntary isolation or confinement, misuse of medication and feelings of intimidation. It can also include smashing of the residents furniture and belongings, pushing or shoving, holding against the persons will, slapped, bitten, kicked, pinched, punched, threats of becoming violent.
Those are many signs and symptoms due to the physical abuse: some bruising can appear in wellhidden places, broken bones, sprains and dislocations, burns(friction/scalds), pressure sores, flinching when approached, weight loss, feeling depressed and in a low mood, angry.
.Sexual abuse: this is when sexual contact is made without the consent of the person or when the person has been tricked or force into taking part in sexual activities. This can happen to males and females. This can include sexual penetration with any object, fingers or penis. Being exposed to pornographic elements, touching someone up or kissing is also a way of sexual abuse.
Those are many signs and symptoms due to the sexual abuse: you can find some bruising around the person’s genitals and breast, urinary tract infections, vaginal/anal bleeding which will stain the underwear, nightmares and sleepless night, fearful and withdrawn.
.Emotional/psychological abuse: this can be when a person takes power and control over someone else with words and gestures. This can be the use of threat, name calling, yelling, humiliation, bullying, not listening, swearing and other verbal conduct, or any…...

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