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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

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ISBN13: 9781843106920
Published: November 2008
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99



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The protection of vulnerable adults is a fast emerging area of work for local authorities, the NHS and other agencies. "Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law", sets this within a comprehensive legal framework. The relevant law and guidance is extensive. It includes Department of Health guidance (No Secrets), human rights, the regulation of health and social care providers, the barring of carers from working with vulnerable adults, care standards tribunal cases, mental capacity, undue influence, assault, battery, wilful neglect, ill treatment, manslaughter, murder, theft, fraud, sexual offences, data protection and the sharing of information. The book focuses on how these areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, and brings together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm - through abuse, neglect or omission - suffered by vulnerable adults. For example, in terms of the gross lapses in standards of care, infection control, nutrition and basic dignity sometimes to be found in hospitals. All those working in community care, adult social work, health care and housing will find this book invaluable. Local authorities, the NHS, voluntary organisations and students will find this to be essential reading.

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Subjects:
Mental Health Law
Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction.
Chapter 2. Background: policy, definition and prevalence.
Chapter 3. Local authority social services.
Chapter 4. National Health Service legislation.
Chapter 5. Regulation of care provision for vulnerable adults.
Chapter 6. Mental capacity.
Chapter 7. National Assistance Act, environmental health, Mental Health Act and other interventions.
Chapter 8. Physical and sexual harm and abuse.
Chapter 9. Financial abuse
Chapter 10. Disclosure of personal information and confidentiality.
Chapter 11. Adult protection: procedural aspects.
References.
Index.