Induction Standards for Northern Ireland

Standard 5: Recognise and respond to abuse and neglect: Recognise the signs and symptoms of abuse and neglect

It is important that you know how to recognise abuse or harm. Sometimes these are very obvious, but at other times they are much more subtle and so harder to detect. You will probably attend some form of safeguarding training, very early in your employment.

If you haven’t been told about it yet, ask.

Look at the following resources:

Check your understanding

  • Check that you know the signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect

Did you know?

  • Unfortunately, harm and abuse are more common that you might expect.

Record what you have learned

  • Your organisation may have a Learning Record Form. If so, use that to write down what you have learned and any questions you might have. Otherwise you can use our Learning Record Form.