Unit 4 1 Essay

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Types of abuse
Signs and symptoms of abuse

Physical
Multiple bruising
Fractures
Burns
Bed sores
Fear
Depression
Unexplained weight loss
Assault (can be intentional or reckless)

Sexual
Loss of sleep
Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour
Bruising
Soreness around the genitals
Torn, stained or bloody underwear
A preoccupation with anything sexual
Sexually transmitted diseases
Pregnancy
Rape – e.g. a male member of staff having sex with a Mental Health client (see Mental Health Act 1983)
Indecent Assault

Psychological
Fear
Depression
Confusion
Loss of sleep
Unexpected or unexplained change in behaviour
Deprivation of liberty could be false imprisonment. Aggressive shouting causing fear of violence in a public place may be an offence against Public Order Act 1986, or harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997

Discrimination

Financial or material

Racist Sexist or Harassment
Slurs or Similar treatment
Low self esteem
Withdrawal.
Depression
Fear
Anger

Unexplained withdrawals from the bank
Unusual activity in the bank accounts
Unpaid bills
Unexplained shortage of money
Reluctance on the part of the person with responsibility for the funds to provide basic food and clothes etc.
Fraud
Theft

Neglect & acts of omission
Malnutrition
Untreated medical problems
Bed sores
Confusion
Over-sedation
Deprivation of meals may constitute “wilful neglect”

Institutional

Inflexible and non-negotiable systems and routines
Lack of consideration of dietary requirements
Name calling; inappropriate ways of addressing people
Lack of adequate physical care – an unkempt appearance

1.3 Where the preceding trigger behaviours by the…