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Understanding the symptoms of abuse and maltreatment and applying effective strategies for safeguarding children and young people

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Health and Social Care National Extended Diploma Understanding the symptoms of abuse and maltreatment and applying effective strategies for safeguarding children and young people. \\svr-cs-03\homedrives$\ws245669\Desktop\clipart person.jpg contents page Page 1- Title page Page 2- Contents page Page 3- Physical abuse - signs & symptoms Page 4- Physical abuse - long & short term effects Page 5- Emotional abuse - signs & symptoms Page 6- Emotional abuse - long & short term effects Page 7- Social abuse - signs & symptoms Page 8- Social abuse - long & short term effects Page 9- Intellectual abuse - signs & symptoms Page 10- Intellectual abuse - long & short term effects Page 11- Response action 1 and 2 Page 12- Response action 3 and 4 Page 13- Reference list Physical Abuse ? Signs and Symptoms signs and symptoms of physical abuse and/or maltreatment can include: bruising on an abnormal place on a child i.e. abdomen, back and buttock. Other places would be on the cheekbones and eye sockets as these are typical more difficult places to bruise. Bruising on a child who may not be independently mobile, means that it is unable to have been done intentionally by the child themselves. Multiple bruise or bruises in clusters, this would suggest that the thing that caused the bruise was repeated and therefore intentionally done by someone. ...read more.


It may also be a cry for help to show people that something isn?t quite right. Struggle to control their emotions or frequently have extreme outbursts that seem to not have a reason. They may lack in social skills or not have as many friends because they may find it hard to do so or have been told things to prevent them from socialising effectively. Some children may play mind games with people, blackmail them or emotionally manipulate their relatives or peers. Some children may even abuse substances as a way of trying to receive help, get away from their home life or even as an act to harm themselves. C:\Users\Tabitha\Desktop\man yelling at child.png Emotional Abuse ? Long and short term effects As an effect of emotional abuse children can be at an increased risk of developing mental health problems. They may engage in self-harming, develop eating disorders and even suffer from depression and/or anxiety. This can then lead to more serious problems because if a child begins to feel this way for a long time they may also become suicidal and a risk to themselves. Another long term effect is that over time the child may actually become restricted in their ability to express and feel a full range of emotions appropriately, as well as being able to control them. ...read more.


In 2015 alone there were almost 26,000 counselling sessions where children went because of or about bullying. C:\Users\Tabitha\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Word\lots of blue people.png Intellectual Abuse ? Signs and Symptoms Signs and symptoms of intellectual abuse includes: Parent?s withholding their children from attending school. This can lead to a lack in basic math and english skills. That can then lead to a domino effect whereby that will cause them to struggle academically, and then left vulnerable to bullying by other children. Another sign could be a developmental delay in the child. They may not be at the same level of reading or be able to understand things that a typical child of their age should be able to know. Discrimination is another sign, a child may be subject to intellectual abuse if another person, adult or child, is purposefully rude or neglectful of a child due an intellectual disability. This can also be in reverse where a child can be picked on or called names for being ?too smart?. Labels can include ?nerd? and ?dork? and can come from anyone they may know, adult or not. The overall unauthorised absence rate for year 2014 alone in the UK resided at the following percentages: State-funded primary schools 1.9% State-funded secondary schools 5.3% SEN Schools 14.6% Intellectual Abuse ? Long and short term effects Response action 1 & 2 Response action 3 & 4 Reference list https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/physical-abuse/signs-symptoms-effects/ http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG89/chapter/1-Guidance#physical-features http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect.htm https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect/bullying-and-cyberbullying/ https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/416343/SFR10_2015_text.pdf ...read more.

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