Working with Vulnerable Adults

Working with Vulnerable Adults

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This text provides an understanding of current professional practice in social and health care, examining abuse of vulnerable adults and the ways in which social policy, welfare services and practitioners may compound or alleviate vulnerability. Working with Vulnerable Adults develops a sound basis for understanding issues of risk, vulnerability and protection and investigates how agency policies and procedures may, often unintentionally, lead to the voice of service users being marginalised or unheard. Drawing on recent and established research about the protection of vulnerable adults, the book covers: Am Social work, social care settings and vulnerable adults Am The concept of abuse and adult protection Am Using the law in adult protection Am Professional and quality assurance issues Am Assessment in social work with vulnerable adults Am Dealing with and managing vulnerability, risk and abuse Am Adults with mental health difficulties, long-term conditions and learning disabilities Am Community abuse and asylum seekers Much contemporary social and health care practice with adults is concerned with issues of risk and protection. Working with Vulnerable Adults provides information and knowledge for students and practitioners who are interested in finding out more about this important field.... has been referred for inclusion on the list, an inquiry is undertaken to determine whether there is sufficient evidence of misconduct or unsuitability to work with vulnerable adults (SS.83a€“5). ... As we will see below, this will be replaced by a unified system covering both children and adults, under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act, 2006. ... The new scheme will build on the existing checks available through POVA and responds to the concerns ofthe Bichard Inquiry (2004).

Title:Working with Vulnerable Adults
Author:Bridget Penhale, Jonathan Parker
Publisher:Routledge - 2007-11-22


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