Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

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All individuals have the entitlement to living their lives exempt from aggression or any type of abuse. Circumstances of abuse at senior individuals frequently appear publicly although several occurrences of abuse could likewise go unannounced. Safeguarding older people is ever more recognized as a serious matter for society, with ongoing exposure of abusive and unjust systems and practices that defy social care practices and those who labor with adult deemed as at risk (previously referred to as vulnerable) (Scragg & Mantell, 2011). The above change resulted, as the terminology 'vulnerable adult ' was perceived as negatively meaning that the abused adult is partially responsible of the abuse occurring to him/her (Mandelstam, 2011).…show more content…
MARACs multi-agency conferences involve voluntary and statutory organisation agents who share information concerning adult with high risk of domestic violence, with the aim to increase the victim protection by making a coherent action planning (Robinson & Tregidga, 2005). Although, according to Robinson (2004) the incidences of domestic violence are lower in older people, however, the role of the MARAC is similar to that of the MASH, as providing a ground for information sharing and collaborative works (Pinkney, Penhale, Manthorpe, Perkins, Reid, & Hussein, S.…show more content…
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