Safeguard Methods Used to Protect Vulnerable People.

1716 WordsJul 20, 20097 Pages
In this essay, I will examine a case study with four individual service users; Mr D, Mr R, Ms M and Ms P who are all described as vulnerable adults with learning disabilities, how and why these disabilities have lead to the service users being regarded as vulnerable. For this reason, I would define what learning disability is and the effects it may have on the individual service users. I would use the labelling theory in this concept to explain my knowledge and understanding of vulnerability. I will also demonstrate how anti discriminatory and anti-oppressive practice applies to practice using the PCS analysis in relation the vulnerability. An understanding of abuse would also be explained and I would demonstrate an understanding of the…show more content…
The principles are; a person must be assumed to have capacity unless it is established he lacks capacity. A person is not to be treated as unable to make decision unless all practicable steps to help him to do so have been taken without success. A person is not to be treated as unable to make decision merely because he makes an unwise decision. An act done, or decision made, under this Act for or on behalf of a person who lacks capacity must be done or made in his best interests and finally, before the Act is done, or the decision made, regard must be had to whether the purpose for which it is needed can be as effectively achieved in a way that is less restrictive of the person’s right and freedom of action. Section forty-seven of the NHS and Community Care Act places emphasis on the local authority having a duty of care to assess and to decide about service provision. Where it appears that any person for whom they may provide or arrange for the provision of community care services may be in need of any such services, the local authority shall carry out an assessment of his or her needs for those services and having regard to the results of the assessment. The local authority shall then decide whether his needs call for the provision by them of any such services. People with learning disabilities are amongst the most vulnerable and socially excluded in our society.
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