Physical harm can take many forms. It is perhaps best defined as any action or deliberate physical force which results, or could result, in injury to someone. This module introduces the signs and indicators of physical harm and abuse through a series of case studies and knowledge checks.
Emphasis is placed on the importance and relevance of agencies working together in cases of physical harm. Guidance is provided for those working with young people and children on how to recognise the risk factors that can lead to physical abuse.
Learning Outcomes for this module include:
- Understand what physical abuse constitutes and what is harmful
- Ability to recognise the risk factors that can lead to physical abuse.
- The role of the social worker and guidance on the risk factors
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