• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The types, signs and reasons for abuse of children

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The types, signs and reasons for abuse of children There are many different types of abuse that a child could suffer but the four main types are physical or non-accidental injury (NAI), emotional abuse, sexual abuse and also neglect. In this assignment I will discuss what each type of abuse is, how a person many notice that the child is suffering from that type of abuse and also what reasons there may be for the child to be put through abuse. Physical abuse or non-accidental abuse can include hitting, kicking, punching, pinching, slapping and any other way that pain or injury could be inflicted on a child. This doesn't just include physically assaulting a child, it could also be poisoning a child, whether its with alcohol or drugs, it could also be drowning or smothering a child. It may be hard to notice a child is being abused by just looking at them, however sometimes talking to a child could give out signs that a child is being abused. If a child's behaviour is different to all the other children and they are more violent, this could be actions that they take or it could just be violent and abusive language that they use, this is usually and indication that they are being submitted to violence in their homes. ...read more.

Middle

They could have a low self-esteem or could have a lack of confidence when speaking because they are scared to say anything because they have had negative comments about anything that they have said in the past. It could also be noticeable that the child is stammering when they are in conversation because they are not sure whether what they are saying is the right thing to say or not. Reasons for emotional abuse could be that the parents are stressed and may not realize that they are putting the child down and lowering their self-esteem. It could also be due to a parent not understanding what emotional abuse is and like to use sarcasm a lot but may not understand that a child may not understand what sarcasm is and this could lower the confidence because they think that the parent is constantly making fun of them. Sexual abuse is when a child is being used sexually by and adult or by a young person and when a person makes a child look at pornographic magazines or films that is classed as sexual abuse as well because that adult it poisoning the child's mind to think that what they are looking at is acceptable for their age. ...read more.

Conclusion

In some cases though, a child is intentionally deprived, an example of this would be a mother buying cigarettes instead of food for her child. Neglecting a child could lead to a lot of different effects. It could be that the child is hungry and eats their meals and more at lunch times. It could be that the child looks dirty and and they smell because their hygiene isn't being controlled by their parents or carers. It could also be noticed by the child always being tired or turning up to school late everyday. If a child is underweight that can usually be a sign of a child not being fed properly and also their clothes not fitting properly could also be a sign of neglect. A child could be being neglected because a their parent is a young mum and is unaware of how to look after their child. It could be due to the parent wanting to spend their money on other things like cigarettes or alcohol. It could also be because the parent just hasn't got an idea on how to look after their child, so the child's needs are not being met which could lead to the child under achieving in school or it could lead to the child becoming seriously ill. Emma Teague Child protection - AO2 OCR L3 - Year 2 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Child Development (AO2)

    When his sister visits family houses, he would ask his parents 'when is she coming back', as he would feel insecure without her. This is not so much the same with his three-year-old brother, as they do not bond very well together.

  2. Measuring pain

    An important item to add to this list is the emotional and cognitive effect of the pain-in other words, how does the pain make patients feel and how does it affect their thought processes and attitudes? The McGill Pain Questionnaire, developed by Melzack (1975), was the first proper self-report pain-measuring instrument and is still the most widely used today.

  1. Safeguarding Children and Young People: This essay looks at how to spot child abuse, ...

    This point is proven by the case of the ?Dnepropetrovsk maniacs? a group of 3 teenagers who had violently murdered and tortured animals for entertainment. They had later moved onto violently murdering and torturing people and committed 21 murders before they were finally caught.

  2. Types and Signs of Abuse

    The abuser may also be abused their selves at home or within work; they may have a low-self esteem and have a lot of built up anger. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is forcing undesired sexual behaviour by one person upon another.

  1. The Types, Possible Reasons For, & Effects of Abuse

    Recurring instances of poor care inside a care setting can be a sign of serious fundamental problems. For vulnerable adults, neglect may be self-imposed because of mental health problems. Examples of neglect include: 1. Failure to provide sufficient food, drink, heating, clothing ? could result into malnutrition and hyperthermia 2.

  2. Safeguarding Children - Types, Signs and Reasons for Abuse of Children

    depression and anxiety 2. aggression and violence 3. problems with relationships and socialising 4. trying to hide injuries under clothing 5. running away from home 6. being distant and withdrawn. Physical abuse during childhood can affect a person later in life as an adult, for example, it can cause conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work