Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

By: Michael Mandelstam (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Michael Mandelstam has worked independently since 1995 providing legal training, advice and consultancy to local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations. Previously he worked for ten years at the Disabled Living Foundation, a national voluntary organisation, before moving to the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law, information studies and history of science and medicine. He has written several books, including Community Care Practice and the Law, now in its fourth edition and Manual Handling in Health and Social Care: an A to Z of Law and Practice, also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.


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.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781843106920
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781843106920
  • weight: 581
  • ISBN10: 1843106922

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