Task a Booklet 204

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Task a Booklet Ai & Aii – the different types of abuse & Signs and symtoms of the abuse. 1) Physical abuse – is where contact is made with the person like hitting them or biting and scratching them to hurt them or can be more sinister like burning them intentionally or using restraint this could lead to the person being reluctant to being alone with the carer/carers 2) Sexual abuse –this can vary from talking to a person in a inappropriate way to touching them e.g. like rape and sexual assault, making a person do things sexually to you or to themselves this could lead to the person maybe acting out and sexually abusing others, anger or anxiety to be near a person of a certain sex. 3) Emotional/Psychological abuse – Nearly every form …show more content…

You need to make sure that the resident is comfortable with telling you everything and that they know that you only have their best interests at heart and will do everything in your power to help them, so a lot of warn support is vital. Then once you have all your information and the permission of the resident you will need to report the incident to manager or higher so it can be dealt with. Av – Identify how to ensure that any evidence of abuse is kept safe 1) Preserve the scene – you need to be very careful not to touch or move any evidence if it a potential crime scene ( if sexual or physical there will likely be forensic evidence there) 2) Don’t leave information lying around – it could be the notes you’ve taken down when someone had confided in you about abuse, if the abuser maybe seen it before you had got the chance to report it they could go to the resident and threaten them to change their story they it might be too late. Also that piece of paper with that information on it will be seen as a legal document. 3) Confidentiality – You cannot promise to keep everything confidential because some of the information will need to be passed on to people higher up so something can be done about the abuse but you need to let the resident know that. Avi - Identify the national policies that set out requirements for safeguarding individuals 1) No secrets 2)

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