Court Of Protection Case Study

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The CQC must always be made aware of a Safeguarding Adults concern within a regulated service. If the concern is reported to the local authority, the local authority must notify the CQC even though the regulated service also has a duty to do so.
The Court of Protection deals with decisions and orders affecting people who lace capacity. The court can make major decisions about health and welfare, as well as property and financial affairs. The Court has power to decide whether a person has capacity to make a particular decision for themselves. Make declarations, decisions or orders on financial and welfare matters affecting people who lack capacity to make such decisions. Appoint deputies to make decisions for people lacking capacity to
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Coroners are independents judicial officers who are responsible for investigating violent, unnatural deaths or sudden deaths of unknown cause, and deaths in custody, which must be reported to them. The Coroner may have specific questions arising from the death of an adult at risk.
The DOLS, implemented April 2009, provide a legal protection for those vulnerable people who are, or may become, deprived of their liberty. Safeguards exist to provide a proper legal process and suitable protection in those circumstances where deprivation of liberty appears to be unavoidable, in the person's own best interests.
The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) was created following the government's adoption of the recommendations set out in the Bichard Report. The report stemmed from the inquiry in to the tragic deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham in 2002. The ISA's to help prevent unsuitable people from working children and vulnerable adults. They will do this through a system of registration on which aims to ensure that every person who wants to work or volunteer with children or vulnerable adults is cleared to do so before undertaking the role. They will also be responsible for barring people from working children.
No secrets Adult Protection is a U.K. Government publication guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse.

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