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Safeguarding guide provides ‘essential resource’ for people working in social care

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A new publication, now in its third edition, offers an extensive guide to issues around safeguarding adults.

Safeguarding Adults and the Law analyses serious challenges and issues inherent in the current culture of health and social care, and the implications for adult safeguarding.

The book covers safeguarding duties under the Care Act 2014 and in particular the making of enquiries by local authorities, safeguarding adults boards, Department of Health guidance, human rights, regulation of health and social care providers, barring of carers from working with vulnerable adults, criminal records certificates, mental capacity, the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction, undue influence, assault, battery, wilful neglect, ill treatment, self-neglect, manslaughter, murder, theft, fraud, sexual offences, modern slavery, domestic violence legislation, data protection and the sharing of information.

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The book, now in an A-Z format for easy referencing, focuses on how these areas of law, each with its own set of rules, apply to the practice of safeguarding adults. It contains numerous legal case summaries to bring the law to life. Fully updated, it reflects significant changes to civil and criminal law over the last five years.

A critical introduction analyses serious challenges and issues inherent in the current culture of health and social care, and the implications for adult safeguarding.

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