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UNIT 14 SAFEGUARDING ADULTS 1.1 There is a difference between safeguarding adults and adult protection, safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility, and includes actions to stop and reduce the risk of abuse happening. Protection is a vital part of safeguarding and promoting welfare, it is the process of protecting an individual who is either at risk or a risk as a result of abuse or neglect. (The broad definition of a ‘vulnerable adult’ is; a vulnerable adult is a person over the age of eighteen who is, or maybe, in need of community care services by reason of mental or other disability, age or illness. And who is or may be unable to take care of him or herself, or unable to protect him or herself against significant harm or…show more content…
The Mental Health Act provides a legal framework for acting and making decisions for people who lack the capacity to make decisions for themselves. The Mental Health Act allows action to be taken for people with mental disorders to get the care and treatment they need for their health or the protection of others. Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 aims to prevent unsuitable people from working (either paid or unpaid) with children or vulnerable adult. It does this by vetting all those who wish to do such work vulnerable groups and barring those where the information shows they pose a risk of harm. D.B.S. checks and ISA checks are done to reduce the risk of abuse by ensuring that those people who are unsuitable are not able to work with children and vulnerable adults, by checking these registers it will eliminate workers who have been
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