2.1 Describe signs and symptoms associated with the following types of abuse: a. physical abuse, b. sexual abuse, c. emotional / psychological abuse, d. financial abuse, e. institutional abuse, f. self-neglect, g. neglect by others, h. discriminatory abuse

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Understand safeguarding and protection in health and social care settings
Learning outcome: Understand how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
Assessment criteria: 2.1 Describe signs and symptoms associated with the following types of abuse: a. physical abuse, b. sexual abuse, c. emotional / psychological abuse, d. financial abuse, e. institutional abuse, f. self-neglect, g. neglect by others, h. discriminatory abuse

  • Physical abuse – unexplained injuries (e.g. cuts, bruises etc.)
  • Sexual abuse – pain/injury around genitals and upper legs areas, STIs, pregnancy
  • Emotional/psychological abuse – isolation, anxiety, depression, low sel-esteem
  • Financial abuse – unable to pay bills, not having enough money for basic needs (e.g. food etc.), unexplained financial transactions, sparse or poor living conditions
  • Institutional abuse – non-personalised care and support, poor staff knowledge and skills, inflexibility in services
  • Self-neglect – poor hygiene, dirty clothes, poor living conditions, malnutrition and/or dehydration
  • Neglect by others – Same as self-neglect
  • Discriminatory abuse – sadness, anger, fear, disrespect, prejudice, stereotyping

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