Session 2 Understanding abuse, behaviour, and vulnerability

2.1 Introduction

In order to recognise and respond to abuse, it is necessary for you, and others you work with, to have a good understanding of abuse, poor practice, and why some people are more vulnerable than others.

Learning outcomes

In this session, you will explore:

How to recognise different forms of abuse.

The difference between poor practice and abuse.

How to recognise behaviours which cause safeguarding concerns.

How some people are more vulnerable to abuse – and how you can safeguard them.

Let’s get started.

2.2 The four main types of abuse