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Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law [Kindle Edition]

Michael Mandelstam
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The protection of vulnerable adults is a fast emerging area of work for local authorities, the NHS and other agencies. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the Law, sets this within a comprehensive legal framework. The relevant law and guidance is extensive. It includes Department of Health guidance (No Secrets), human rights, the regulation of health and social care providers, the barring of carers from working with vulnerable adults, care standards tribunal cases, mental capacity, undue influence, assault, battery, wilful neglect, ill treatment, manslaughter, murder, theft, fraud, sexual offences, data protection and the sharing of information.

The book focuses on how these areas of law apply to vulnerable adults, and brings together an extensive body of case law to illustrate this. Also covered is how local authorities and the NHS may themselves be implicated in the harm - through abuse, neglect or omission - suffered by vulnerable adults. For example, in terms of  the gross lapses in standards of care, infection control, nutrition and basic dignity sometimes to be found in hospitals.
All those working in community care, adult social work, health care and housing will find this book invaluable. Local authorities, the NHS, voluntary organisations and students will find this to be essential reading.

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The safeguarding of vulnerable adults is a major area of work for protection and enforcement agencies, yet this is the first book to address the legal framework of such efforts. Particular emphasis is put upon issues concerning vulnerable adults harmed by abuse, neglect or omission. Case histories blend with community insights, as well as social and financial harm analysis, in a detailed, in-depth guide. -- The Midwest Book Review Case law, careful analysis and sound practice. This is an essential reference for all care home providers and home care agencies. -- Caring Times

About the Author

Michael Mandelstam has worked independently since 1995 providing legal training, advice and consultancy to local authorities, the NHS and voluntary organisations. Previously he worked for ten years at the Disabled Living Foundation, a national voluntary organisation, before moving to the Social Services Inspectorate at the Department of Health. He holds postgraduate qualifications in law, information studies and history of science and medicine. He has written several books, including Community Care Practice and the Law, now in its fourth edition and Manual Handling in Health and Social Care: an A to Z of Law and Practice, also by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 715 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers (15 Nov. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003A83XYO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #281,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 8 Jan. 2009
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The length and breadth of the author's knowledge, as represented in the range of issues covered in this book, is unbelievable: it's almost as if this is an edited volume featuring specialist chapters by named experts.

Inevitably, depth of coverage of specific topics suffers but this is a price well worth paying for a gem such as this.

It's a must have guide to safeguarding/vulnerable adults policy and practice with a clear emphasis upon national policy and legal duties. A brilliant book that should put others to shame. If you can only buy one book on the subject then this is, unarguably, the one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Safeguarding Vulnerable adults and the law 12 Oct. 2009
The book makes for easy reading, it looks at a range of situations where abuse, neglect and harm can take place; community and hospital settings. The author provides various scenarios with associated ethical and legal considerations, then leaves the reader to critically analyse the informtion and draw their own conclusions. I was disappointed that the book focused mainly on English law rather then Scottish law however, the author does make some distinction between the two. I have enjoyed reading the book and will use it for future reference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must 14 May 2012
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This is an excellent well written, easy to read book for all practitioners within the field of Adult Social Care.It covers aspects of the law, and also gives you case studies, it is well worth the money and if you work in this field I would recommend that you or your organisation buy a copy or copies!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 Sept. 2013
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Until the laws inevitably get changed, this book is great for referencing work and studies. Arrived in great condition, was a reasonable price and arrived in good time. Thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for safeguarding practitioners 26 Jan. 2013
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I am currently in my first year of masters degree in adult safeguarding and Mandelstam's book on Safeguarding adults and the law is a fantastic book! A great reference to have for any practitioner working within safeguarding and very well written for all levels. An excellent buy!
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