Essay on 204 Cert

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204 Cert.1 - Know how to recognise signs of abuse.

1.1a - Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse

Hitting, slapping, pushing or kicking, forcing people to eat or take medication, leaving people to sit in urine or faeces.

1.1b - Define the following types of abuse: Sexual abuse

Unwanted advances, indecent exposure or harassment, rough washing or touching of the genital area, rape, being forced to watch or participate in sexual acts.
1.1c - Define the following types of abuse: Emotional/psychological abuse
Intimidation, not being included, being ignored, threats, bullying, humiliating and blaming. These include discrimination that relates to age, race, gender, sexuality, culture, religion etc.
1.1d - Define the
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When needed you should:
Make a written record of messages (e.g. answer-phone) to ensure they are not lost. Include the date and time and sign them
Ensure written records (notes, letters, bank statements, medication records etc.) are kept in a safe place
Don’t tidy up, wash clothes, bedding or other items.
Do not try to clear or tidy anything up
Try not to touch anything unless you have to for the immediate wellbeing of the victim – if you have to try to make a record of what you have done
If any sexual offence is suspected try to discourage the victim from washing, drinking, cleaning their teeth or going to the toilet until the police are present
Preserve anything used to warm or comfort the victim e.g. a blanket
Try to ensure that no one else enters the premises or alleged scene of crime until the police arrive
If you can, try and ensure that the alleged perpetrator does not have any contact with the victim
Record any physical signs or injuries using a body map (click here) or hand drawing. Write a description of any physical signs or injuries including size, shape, colour etc.
Always remember to sign and date your notes and any other records you have made

204 Cert.3 - Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse.

3.1 - Identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates care