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samj
samj Member Posts: 3 Listener
hi can someone please explain what the difference is between safeguarding and vunable adult act, when it concerns a adult with physical difficulties. Thank you

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  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    Hello Samj!!

    Essentially safeguarding means making sure that you (the vulnerable adult) is reasonably protected from danger. Under the act any unpaid carer/support worker is legally required to ensure that the disabled child or adult is able to access good quality medical care. In the case of a physically disabled adult a support worker may need to make sure that the vulnerable adult does not fall or get injured that’s it. For mentally disabled people who are automatically more vulnerable a support provider is supposed to help them be aware of scammers and scams and potential abusers too. 

  • samj
    samj Member Posts: 3 Listener
  • April2018mom
    April2018mom Posts: 2,868 Connected
    No problem. Hope that helped you understand more about how the act works to protect vulnerable people. 

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