In this report I will be outlining key legislation and regulation which govern safeguarding adults work, outlining strategies and types of abuse procedure used in health and social care to reduce the risk of abuse. Also I will be describing legislation and regulations, working strategies and procedures used in health and social care to reduce the risk of two types of abuse.
P4: Outline key legislation and regulations which govern safeguarding adults at work
Legislation | Main Points | Application | Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006Protection of Vulnerable Groups Act 2007 Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) 2010 | * Set for individuals who work with children and vulnerable adults to be registered *
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| Mental Health Act 1983 Mental Health (Care and Treatment) Act 2003 | * This act was made in order to balance the right of the individual's against the need to protect them and others because of their behaviour and illness | * Allows for compulsory detention and treatment of people with mental illness * Helps to ensure that their rights are not being abused. | Disability Discrimination Act 1995 | * Defined disability and required changes to be made in various areas, so that disabled people are not being discriminated against * Amended in 2005. * Gives the individuals protection at work and in public areas from discrimination linked to any disability they have and awards them with the same rights as able bodied people. | * Covers mental illness as well as physical conditions * Makes sure that all disabled people have access to the workplace and public places, for example lifts and wheelchair ramps. | Race Relations Act 1976 | * Made on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin unlawful | * Individual's should not receive less of a service because of the colour of their skin or their beliefs | Human Rights Act 1998 | * Provides individuals with the power to challenge received discrimination by public bodies | * Vulnerable people, being cared for have the right to privacy and protection | Data