vulnerable person

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vulnerable person

A UK term for an individual who is at risk of abuse or harm due to life circumstances—e.g., underage, homeless, mentally ill or retarded, frail and elderly.
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Legislation to protect vulnerable adults is in place - but has yet to be implemented.
The woman, who does not wish to be named, posted: "I manage a vulnerable adult housing project in Llandudno.
She is a vulnerable adult she is not able to give consent to some cognitive impairment issues and that's what our concern is."
In addition, the task force researchers found no reliable screening tools to identify IPV in men or to identify abuse of elders or vulnerable adults in the absence of recognized signs and symptoms of abuse.
"Neverthless it is a novella in support of vulnerable adults who are so often seen as soft targets.
An inquiry by South Tyneside Council found Mr Buck, a careworker, was abusive towards two vulnerable adults receiving care.
A LOAN shark who preyed on vulnerable adults including one with cancer was in jail last night.
Cab drivers play a key part in the city's night-time economy and the training sessions will ensure that if they come across a situation where a child or vulnerable adult might need support they know how to respond and where to go to get help for that individual.
Wheatley, 29, and Imray, 35, deny murder and causing the death of a vulnerable adult but have admitted conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and Imray has admitted doing acts intended to pervert the course of justice.
The majority of vulnerable adults being harmed continue to suffer, often without any way of getting help.
415's statutory language and the caselaw on this issue suggest patients, if they qualify as a vulnerable adult under Ch.
Preventive Services Task Force has released updated recommendations regarding screening for intimate partner violence and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults. Their previous recommendations in 2004 gave intimate partner violence screening an "I" recommendation, meaning that the evidence was inconclusive regarding the balance of benefits and harms in screening for intimate partner violence.

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