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Describe different forms of abuse that may be experienced by vulnerable adults

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Describe different forms of abuse that may be experienced by vulnerable adults (P2) Abuse is any form of mistreatment by any other person or even persons, that will violate an individual's basic human and civil rights. The abuse can vary, from treating someone with disrespect in a way that significantly affects the person's quality of life, to causing actual physical or mental suffering, either over a short term or a long term of time, clearly the longer it goes on the worse the individual will feel or become. Below is a table with the different forms of abuse that a vulnerable adult may encounter: Types of Abuse Descriptions Physical abuse Hitting, pushing, pinching, shaking, misuse of medication, scalding, inappropriate restraint, hair-pulling are just some of the examples of Physical abuse. Sexual abuse Rape or sexual acts to which the vulnerable adult has not or could not have consented, or to which they were pressurised into consenting to, or were not able to fend off the attacker. ...read more.


Institutional abuse and poor practice Disrespect and unethical practice, ill treatment and professional misconduct. Any of the above forms of abuse can be deliberate, can be the result of either ignorance, or even lack of proper training, knowledge or understanding. Often if a person is being abused in one way they are also being abused in other ways. Describe different indicators of abuse in vulnerable adults (P3) The following lists are purely indicators of Abuse and Self Harm. The presence of one or more does not necessarily confirm abuse. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't enquire. By confirming medical history or double checking reports/stories of how certain thinks were done, will help you find out if there was any abuse going on. Physical Abuse is physical ill treatment of an adult, which may or may not cause physical injury. This includes pushing, shaking, pinching, slapping, punching and force-feeding. ...read more.


It can usually involve the use of intimidation, hostility, rejection, threats, humiliation, indifference, shouting, swearing or the use of discriminatory and or oppressive language. Psychological/ Emotional Abuse Indicators may include and not limited to the followings: * Untypical ambivalence, deference, resignation, becoming passive * Person appears anxious or withdrawn, especially in the presence of the alleged perpetrator * Person exhibits low self esteem * Person rejects their own cultural background and even or racial origin * Untypical changes in behaviour, for example, continence problems, sleep disturbance, depression or fear * Person is not allowed visitors or phone calls * Person locked in a room/in their home * Person is denied access to aids or equipment, for example, glasses, hearing aid, crutches * Person's access to personal hygiene and toilet is restricted * Person's freedom of movement is restricted by use of furniture or other equipment * Exposed to inappropriate stimulation * Person feels isolated ?? ?? ?? ?? H+S Care NVQ3 Supporting and Protecting Adults ...read more.

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