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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And under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme, Newcastle is hosting 16 Syrian families, and is prepared to do more.
You can also refer a neighbour or a vulnerable person to us for a Home Fire Safety Check by calling 0800 7315958.
A DAMNING report into Wirral council last night revealed it had failed to investigate serious allegations - including one of a vulnerable person being raped while in its care.
They return to the idea of the vulnerable person in the end.
I don't think it's fair to say this was a very vulnerable person.
As every elderly and vulnerable person will confirm, we ought to take the war against crime as seriously as George Tyndale does.
The artistic trick is to hint at the vulnerable person behind the invulnerable front.
You know the one: A vulnerable person (say, a female baby sitter) goes around a dark house, checking on some creepy noise outside, and something innocuous (say, a cat) comes out of the shadows.
Maria, due to her illness, was a very vulnerable person and often wasn't shown the love that she deserved, but nevertheless she was always a bubbly and happy person who nearly always had a smile on her face.
BRADLEY | A vulnerable person had a window smashed in their home on Elder Road at 10am on September 1.
Officers responded to complaints about noise caused by the PSNI aircraft revealing it was deployed in a search for a vulnerable person early yesterday.
They propose giving police and social services more powers to intervene if they feel a vulnerable person is being exploited.