Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014

Understanding Good Practice

Author: Adi Cooper,Emily White

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503584

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Practice in safeguarding adults is changing, with a shift in approach to ensure it is person-centred and outcome-focused. The Care Act 2014 introduced new safeguarding duties for local authorities, and this book describes what up-to-date practice should look like, and how to provide the best quality care and support for adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. Chapters cover core areas of practice according to Care Act and adult safeguarding principles, identify the fundamental skills and knowledge practitioners working in this area should be able to utilise and introduce the emerging challenging issues in the workplace. As well as being invaluable to practitioners working directly in this field, this is also ideally suited to be a text for any social work course or programme on adult safeguarding practice.
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Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

Author: Andy Mantell,Terry Scragg

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857254030

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This fully-revised Second Edition looks at how practitioners and students can achieve best-practice when working with vulnerable adults. The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and inter-professional practice.
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Safeguarding Adults

Key Themes and Issues

Author: Gillian MacIntyre,Ailsa Stewart,Pearse McCusker

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137381019

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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This major new text meets the need for a book which goes beyond discussion of the legal and policy frameworks to bring together the knowledge base on safeguarding adults. The first part of the book provides critical analysis of key themes and concepts such as risk, abuse, harm and capacity and considers the challenges associated with intervention. Part Two examines how these ethical dilemmas and tensions apply to particular user groups and areas of practice. The text will be supported by a range of case examples to consolidate readers' knowledge and to highlight barriers to and ways of achieving effective practice.
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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law

Author: Michael Mandelstam

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428807

Category: Law

Page: 320

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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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Safeguarding Adults

A Workbook for Social Care Workers

Author: Suzan Collins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 184310928X

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

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Working in residential or domiciliary settings involves a continuing process of learning. Every day, social care workers face challenges that force them to think about what they do and how they do it. This is an interactive workbook providing social care workers with guidance on how to improve your knowledge through training and development.
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Safeguarding Adults

Author: Alison Brammer

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137289961

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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Working to safeguard adults is a complex area of practice that requires careful balancing of autonomy, protection and risk. In order to make good, lawful judgements about when and how to intervene, practitioners therefore need to have a comprehensive understanding of how the law applies to safeguarding adults. In this book Alison Brammer brings together the many strands of adult safeguarding to provide a succinct guide to the legal framework. Designed to equip practitioners with the relevant knowledge for practice, it lays out the current legislation and guidance and applies it to different areas of adult safeguarding, including defining 'abuse', assessing capacity and dealing with cases of criminal law. The book goes on to analyse key examples of serious case reviews, including the cases of Steve Hoskin and Michael Gilbert. The text is supported by a range of innovative features and boxed information to aid learning and stimulate reflection: - Key Case Analysis boxes summarize the details of particular legal cases and outline the implications for social work practice - Practice Focus boxes apply legal principles and processes to practice through the use of social work scenarios - On-The-Spot Questions reinforce understanding and encourage critical reflection Alison Brammer is a qualified solicitor with specialist experience working in Social Services, including child protection, adoption, mental health and community care. She coordinates the MA in Adult Safeguarding and the MA in Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University, UK.
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Safeguarding Adults

Author: Jackie Martin

Publisher: Russell House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781903855980

Category: Social Science

Page: 93

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Safeguarding Adults is for those working with adults who need care or support and are unable to protect themselves from harm, exploitation, or loss of independence. This book shows the need to offer them respect as citizens alongside protection from discrimination and abuse, which can result from powerful social processes of marginalization, exclusion, and stigmatization. The book addresses: how we all can create and perpetuate the experience of being 'vulnerable, ' how we can address this as a matter of personal responsibility, and what we can do if we feel that someone is being subjected to abuse. The book also discusses why we sometimes don't challenge other workers; why we should; and what happens when we do
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Using the Law in Social Work

Author: Robert Johns

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473907152

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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This book will help social work students gain a secure foothold in understanding aspects of law as applied to social work practice. It is not a law manual or full of complicated legal jargon remote from the everyday realities of practice, but rather brings the reader closer to safe, legally-appropriate social work. It not only covers recent changes to legislation such as The Children and Families Act 2014 and The Care Act 2014, but also other key areas of legislation and policy including human rights , youth justice, child protection and mental capacity. There are updates to case law and codes of practice and numerous case studies and reflective activities to help underpin knowledge and learning. Affordable, practical and tells you exactly what you need in order to pass assignments and prepare for practice. Key Updates include new information on: · The Children and Families Act 2014 · The Care Act 2014 · Working Together to Safeguard Children (2012) · Mental Capacity Act 2005 This book is in the Transforming Social Work Practice series. All books in the series are affordable, mapped to the Social Work Curriculum, practical with clear links between theory & practice and written to the Professional Capabilities Framework.
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Safeguarding Adults and Children

Dilemmas and Complex Practice

Author: Georgina Koubel

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137484624

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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As more and more people and organisations are affected by the austerity agenda and cuts to public services, there is increased risk that the person-centred nature of safeguarding practice will be consumed by procedure and managerialism. With a unique focus on safeguarding both adults and children, this important text considers the professional responsibilities not just of social workers, but of practitioners across a range of Health, Police, Education and voluntary services who will often be involved in the process of protecting the more vulnerable members of society. Including in-depth analysis of the relevant research literature, as well as official evidence from Serious Case Reviews, the book will broaden readers' knowledge and understanding of the specialist skills required to practice safeguarding effectively, as well as of the need for agencies and professionals to communicate and work collaboratively in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Using explicit learning objectives and reflective questions to encourage readers to think critically about their own assumptions in practice, the book provides coverage of topics such as: • The significance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in safeguarding adults • The complexities of safeguarding children in cases of parental substance misuse • The impact of social media and digitisation on safeguarding practice • The tensions involved in safeguarding practice within different cultures • The challenges of interprofessional safeguarding in relation to domestic abuse Written by a team of expert authors, this impressive volume is a comprehensive sourcebook for students and practitioners alike.
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Safeguarding Adults

Scamming and Mental Capacity

Author: Lee-Ann Fenge,Sally Lee,Keith Brown

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526425718

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Provides busy social work and health care practitioners with an accessible guide to adult safeguarding in the context of mental capacity and financial abuse. Drawing on evidence and contemporary examples from practice this book will help readers understand the new landscape of safeguarding adults since the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and the introduction of Adult Safeguarding Boards. There are chapters on the current political landscape of adult social work, specific issues and contexts that make people vulnerable (social isolation, mental capacity, dementia), and important methods of assessment and intervention. A range of pedagogical features are also used to aid learning and understanding including the use of case studies, reflection points, brief exercises and further reading.
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Safeguarding Adults and the Law

Author: Michael Mandelstam

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849053006

Category: Social Science

Page: 671

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The protection of vulnerable adults is an increasingly important issue right across health and social care. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law, now in its second edition, sets this complex area of work within a comprehensive legal framework and provides extensive guidance for practitioners and students. The book covers Department of Health guidelines, 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, willful neglect, ill treatment, manslaughter, murder, theft, fraud, sexual offences, data protection and the sharing of information. It 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. This fully-updated second edition comprehensively reflects recent changes to the law, and includes many new case studies. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those working in community care, adult social work, health care and housing. Those working for local authorities, the NHS, voluntary organizations and students will find it to be essential reading.
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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Code of Practice to Supplement the Main Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice

Author: Tso

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780113228157

Category: Education

Page: 120

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The Mental Capacity Act 2005 provides a statutory framework for acting and making decisions on behalf of individuals who lack the mental capacity to do so for themselves. It introduced a number of laws to protect these individuals and ensure that they are given every chance to make decisions for themselves. The Act has recently been supplemented with new provisions pertaining to those who need to be accommodated under care and treatment regimes that may have the effect of depriving them of their liberty, but who lack the capacity to consent. This Code of Practice provides guidance and information for professionals implementing the deprivation of liberty safeguards legislation on a daily basis. In some cases, this will be paid staff, in others, those who have been appointed by law to represent individuals who lack capacity to make decisions for themselves (such as deputies or donees of a Lasting Power of Attorney).The Code incorporates good practice and demonstrates how the principles of the Act can be applied to those who have been deprived of their liberty for their own safety, or for the safety of others.
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Safeguarding in Social Work Practice

A Lifespan Approach

Author: Charlotte Chisnell,Caroline Kelly

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967775

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Safeguarding is a serious and complex area of social work practice and for all students, demonstrating an understanding of important safeguarding theory, law, policy and skills for practice is essential. Students need to understand what safeguarding is and means across the life course, and this new text brings together common themes and knowledge in safeguarding across children, young people and adult social work to do just that. This approach will encourage students to approach the subject from a holistic perspective, helping them develop their understanding of core themes and transferable skills for practice.
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Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults

Working Effectively in Adult Protection

Author: Jacki Pritchard

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846428258

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Good Practice in Safeguarding Adults provides an up to date and topical overview of developments in policy, guidance, legislation and practice in the area of adult protection. The book aims to broaden thinking about adult abuse, assesses alternative models of practice such as criminal justice and welfare, and covers groups who may be overlooked, such as people with brain injuries, older prisoners and adults within the black and minority ethnic communities. Issues covered include domestic violence and honour-based crime, abuse in institutions, financial abuse, and risk assessment in adult protection. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies, and also gives a voice to the victims of adult abuse who can be forgotten in a working environment that emphasises target performance, indicators, standards, star ratings, paperwork and correct use of terminology. This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including social workers, care managers, care workers, health care staff, police, probation officers, staff within the prison system, advocates, volunteers, training officers and students.
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Safeguarding in Social Work Practice

A Lifespan Approach

Author: Charlotte Chisnell,Caroline Kelly

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473967775

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Safeguarding is a serious and complex area of social work practice and for all students, demonstrating an understanding of important safeguarding theory, law, policy and skills for practice is essential. Students need to understand what safeguarding is and means across the life course, and this new text brings together common themes and knowledge in safeguarding across children, young people and adult social work to do just that. This approach will encourage students to approach the subject from a holistic perspective, helping them develop their understanding of core themes and transferable skills for practice.
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Safeguarding Adults

Key Themes and Issues

Author: Gillian MacIntyre,Ailsa Stewart,Pearse McCusker

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 1137381019

Category: Social Science

Page: 183

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This major new text meets the need for a book which goes beyond discussion of the legal and policy frameworks to bring together the knowledge base on safeguarding adults. The first part of the book provides critical analysis of key themes and concepts such as risk, abuse, harm and capacity and considers the challenges associated with intervention. Part Two examines how these ethical dilemmas and tensions apply to particular user groups and areas of practice. The text will be supported by a range of case examples to consolidate readers' knowledge and to highlight barriers to and ways of achieving effective practice.
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The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014

Author: Pete Feldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781911106685

Category: Law

Page: 328

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The Care Act 2014 is arguably the most significant piece of legislation in the UK since the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 in relation to adults who have social care needs. It is particularly important for social workers as it sets out the legislative context for the core social work processes that apply to all adults. The Social Worker's Guide to the Care Act 2014 considers the Act and the statutory guidance from the perspective of what is most important and relevant for social workers. It covers the key stages of what is known as the 'customer journey'-first contact, assessment of needs, prevention, consideration of eligibility, charging and financial assessment, care and support planning, and review. In addition, other chapters look at significant issues that cut across several stages of the customer journey, such as safeguarding and working with NHS colleagues. To provide a broader context for the Care Act, consideration is made for how the Act consolidates and modernises social care law and codifies good practice. There is also an examination of how the new legislation is reshaping the language of social care. This book provides qualifying social workers with a working knowledge of what the Care Act and the accompanying statutory guidance says about their professional role and how professional judgments are to be made, and helps them to understand the good practice that is codified in the statutory guidance. [Subject: UK Social Work]~
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Supporting Vulnerable Adults

Citizenship, Capacity, Choice

Author: Ailsa Stewart

Publisher: Dunedin Academic PressLtd

ISBN: 9781906716127

Category: Political Science

Page: 98

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Using the impact of the early implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 as a model, this book examines the theories of citizenship, capacity, and choice when supporting vulnerable adults. The main themes are the extent of the reach of the State and the appropriateness of this reach. The book includes a discussion of the tension between autonomy and protection and considers whether or not vulnerability impacts the human rights of individuals. The concepts of harm and abuse are explored, and key questions are asked and answered, such as: Does diminished intellectual capacity limit a person's rights as a citizen? Does vulnerability, and being at risk of harm or abuse, limit capacity? The book also looks at whether the introduction of such legislation compromises individuals' free will and choice. Supporting Vulnerable Adults is based around Scottish legislation and draws on the emerging results of empirical research undertaken by the author over the first two years following its implementation - the first of its kind in the UK. This provides a unique focus for the central debate on autonomy and protection and the link to citizenship and capacity. Supporting Vulnerable Adults provides an excellent overview of the tensions inherent in these policies, and it will be essential reading for students, health and social care workers, policy makers, and other practitioners whose work involves vulnerable individuals. (Series: Policy & Practice in Health and Social Care - No. 13)
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The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health

Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309208955

Category: Medical

Page: 700

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The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.
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