Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
(HSC 024)

Outcome 1

Know how to recognise signs of abuse

The learner can:

1. define the following types of abuse:

  • Physical abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional/psychological abuse
  • Financial abuse
  • Institutional abuse
  • Self neglect
  • Neglect by others

2. identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse.

3. describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse.

Outcome 2

Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse

The learner can:

1. explain the actions to take if there are suspicions that an individual is being abused

2. explain the actions to take if an individual alleges that they are being abused

3. identify ways to ensure that evidence of abuse is preserved.

Outcome 3

Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse

The learner can:

1. identify national policies and local systems that relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse

2. explain the roles of different agencies in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse

3. identify reports into serious failures to protect individuals from abuse

4. identify sources of information and advice about own role in safeguarding and protecting individuals from abuse.

Outcome 4

Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse

The learner can:

1. explain how the likelihood of abuse may be reduced by:

  • working with person centred values
  • encouraging active participation
  • promoting choice and rights

2. explain the importance of an accessible complaints procedure for reducing the likelihood of abuse

This course can be delivered in one day and also covers common induction standards (6)