Safeguarding Adults is for those working with adults who need care or support and are unable to protect themselves from harm, exploitation, or loss of independence. This book shows the need to offer them respect as citizens alongside protection from discrimination and abuse, which can result from powerful social processes of marginalization, exclusion, and stigmatization. The book addresses: how we all can create and perpetuate the experience of being 'vulnerable,' how we can address this as a matter of personal responsibility, and what we can do if we feel that someone is being subjected to abuse. The book also discusses why we sometimes don't challenge other workers; why we should; and what happens when we do.
Publication Date: 7/1/2007