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Question: Unit – HSC024 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

NCFE NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care HSC


1.1 Define the following types of abuse:
• Physical abuse
• Sexual abuse
• Emotional/psychological abuse
• Financial abuse
• Institutional abuse
• Self neglect
• Neglect by others

1.2 Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse?

1.3 Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse?

2.1 Explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused?
2.2 Explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused?
2.3 Identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved?

3.1 Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse?
3.2 Explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse?
3.3 Identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse?

4.1 Explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by:
• working with person centred values
• encouraging active participation
• promoting choice and rights?
4.2 Explain the importance of an accessible complaints procedure for reducing the likelihood of abuse?

5.1 Describe unsafe practices that may affect the well-being of individuals?
5.2 Explain the actions to take if unsafe practices have been identified?
5.3 Describe the action to take if suspected abuse or unsafe practices have been reported but nothing has been done in response.

Answer: 1.1 - I`ll give brief examples to define these terms of abuse.Physical abuse: hitting, slapping, undue restraint, misuse/ overdose of medication, push, kick, hair pulling, inappropriate sanctions, leaving a resident on the floor to get himself up, when he cannot, leaving wet pad on, etc. Sexual: rape, sexual assault, inappropriate touching, sex act to which the resident has not or cannot give his/her consent, or was pressurized into it, talking about sex inappropriately.. Emotional: threats, or harm, abandonment, humiliation, verbal abuse, isolation, being over protective, withdrawal from services or support networks, shouting at a resident, etc. Financial: theft, fraud, misuse of benefits, pressure around wills and property, not allowing them use their own money.. Institutional abuse: failure to promote respect, dignity and choice, independence and privacy, inappropriate or poor care, p...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: NCFE NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care HSC
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1664
  • Date submitted: November 19, 2013
  • Date written: April, 2013
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 5199

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