Adult Protection

Adult Protection

A term used in health and social care agencies in the UK for the safeguarding of vulnerable adults who may need protection from neglect, potential or actual harm or abuse.
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Lowe is the independent chair of child and adult protection for Renfrewshire and the chair of the Glasgow Public Social Partnership for Learning Disability.
The Honda HR-V has received 86 percent for adult protection and 79 percent for child protection, while its pedestrian and safety assistance systems were rated at 72 percent and 71 percent respectively.
An adult protection investigation was launched after Winifred Howe, 88, a resident of Grove Lodge Care Home in Marton Road, Middlesbrough, died after being admitted to James Cook University Hospital in January.
More than 200 elderly people attended a coffee morning at the Walsall Age Concern restaurant, where police and staff from the council's adult protection team gave out crime prevention advice.
It earned the maximum five stars for adult protection, plus a class-leading four stars for child protection but just two stars for pedestrian protection.
"The social services team responsible for the individual resident were informed, the Wirral Adult Protection Team was notified.
The inspectors made 16 recommendations for action within the adult services department, including more training and supervision, increased monitoring, linking child and adult protection at all levels, and assessment, and improved performance in the timing, consistency and quality of individual reviews.
Pete Morgan, the council's vulnerable adult protection co-ordinator, works to tackle the problem of adult abuse in the city.
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