Protecting Vulanurable People

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Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults

1 understand the legislation, regulations and policies that underpin the protection of vulnerable adults.
1-1 analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults
Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), abuse is defined as:

“Single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress including physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, racial abuse, neglect and abuse through misapplication of drugs.”

Safeguarding practice are most commonly given to children and young people that are under the age of eighteen, a vulnerable adult is classed as person that is aged eighteen or over this could be they have a dependency of other people for a required assistance were they may have a severe impairment in the ability to communicate with others, or even a little of ability to protect themselves from assault, neglect or abuse, learning or a physical disability, a physical or mental illness.
Abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. it is so disturbing that more elderly people suffer from abuse on a regular basis. Many elderly adults are being abused in their own homes and also in care facilities such as nursing homes that are responsible for their care.
Guidance
No Secrets: guidance on protecting vulnerable adults in care
From:
Department of Health
First published:
20 March 2000
Part of:
Treating patients and service users with respect, dignity and compassion, Making sure health and social care services work together and Improving care for people with dementia
This was issued under the section 7 LOCAL AUTHORITY SOCIAL SERVICES ACT 1970 The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by

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