Dec 01, 2015 · Safeguarding policy: protecting vulnerable adults. The Office of the Public Guardian's policy on protecting adults at risk of abuse or neglect.Author: Office of The Public Guardian. Apr 11, 2018 · A vulnerable adult is defined as a person who, for any reason, may be unable to take care of themselves or protect themselves against significant harm or exploitation. Safeguarding vulnerable adults involves reducing or preventing the risk of significant harm from neglect or abuse, while also supporting people to maintain control of their own lives.
Living a life that is free from harm and abuse is a fundamental human right and an essential requirement for health and well-being. Safeguarding adults is about the safety and well-being of all patients but providing additional measures for those least able to protect themselves from harm or abuse. Protecting vulnerable adults from harm. Pages in Protecting vulnerable adults from harm. Safeguarding adults - report abuse or neglect (this page) email at [email protected]; Back to the top of the page. Reporting abuse of a child - call 0300 300 8585.
Child sexual exploitation – protecting children and young people; Disclosure and barring – protecting children and vulnerable adults; Recognise and report elder abuse; Recognising adult abuse, exploitation and neglect; Regulated activity with vulnerable groups; Reporting child abuse and neglect; Who to contact if you suspect abuse, exploitation or neglect. Abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. Abuse and neglect can occur anywhere: in your own home or a public place, while you are in hospital or attending a day centre, or in a college or care home.
The “relevant safeguarding authority” is the Department of Health where the Secretary of State retains safeguarding functions in relation to vulnerable adults under the Care Standards Act 2000 or the ISA as appropriate. An explanation of what is meant by “records” appears at section 4 below.