Introduction. 1. Overview of Themes and Chapters. 2. Safeguarding Law and Policy. 3. Proportionate Interventions, the State, Human Rights (and Discrimination Law). 4. Local Social Services Authorities: Pivotal Role in Safeguarding. 5. The National Health Service: Law, Policy and Guidance on Safeguarding. 6. The National Health Service: Systemic Poor Care and Neglect. 7. Regulation of Health and Social Care Providers. 8. Regulation of Health and Social Care Professionals. 9. Barring Workers: the Disclosure and Barring Service. 10. Regulating Workers: Criminal Record Certificates. 11. Irregular Regulation: Whistle-blowing. 12. Mental Capacity. 13. Inherent Jurisdiction of the High Court. 14. Interventions and Removal of People from their own Homes (Including in Circumstances of Self-neglect). 15. Civil Orders and Housing Matters. 16. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal and Other Information. 17. Criminal Justice: Prosecution, Evidence, Protecting Victims and Coroners. 18. Criminal Justice Support for Vulnerable Victims and Witnesses. 19. Criminal Justice Assistance for Vulnerable Suspects. 20. Physical Harm and Abuse: Criminal Offences. 21. Sexual Offences. 22. Financial Harm and Abuse: Criminal Offences. 23. Undue Influence: Gifts, Wills (Law of Equity). 24. Harm and Civil Wrongs, Including Negligence. 25. Restraint. References. Index.