Safeguarding Essay

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Safeguarding Assignment 2
Legislation, policies and workplace procedures which reduce the risk of abuse
Hand In Deadline: 19th November 2014

Task 1: You must write a report that covers: * Legislation * Recruitment practices * Sector Guidance * Strategies and * Procedures that are used to safeguard vulnerable adults. In addition you must say how these can be used to help reduce 2 different types of abuse.

This report will be looking at how legislation, policies and workplace procedures reduce the risk of abuse.
Legislations are put in place to reduce the risk of abuse in certain environments and workplaces that are targeted by abusers. The definition for legislation is the act or process of making or
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The third legislation is the Mental Health Act 2007. This allows for a patient to be admitted to a mental health unit and receive treatment without their consent if the patient ought to be admitted for his or her own health or safety, or the protection of others. This legislation can help reduce the risk of emotional, physical institutional abuse and neglect. An approved mental health professional or nearest relative can apply for admission for assessment, which can last up to 28 days. The admission must be authorised by two doctors before any decisions are made.
The Human Rights Act 1998 brings the rights from the European Convention of Human Rights into the UK law. This act makes it illegal for a public organisation i.e. the government department, council, health authority, or the police to ignore your rights, unless there is law which means it could act differently. They have 16 rights in the act in place to stop discrimination i.e. freedom of religion and belief.
The Data Protection Act is another act put in place to control how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government. Everyone responsible for using data has strict rules to follow. Which is why it has been given the name ‘data protection principles’ and if these rules aren’t followed you will be given a warning within your work place substantially resulting in the individual losing their job.
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