Safeguarding vulnerable persons at risk of abuse: national policy & procedures: incorporating services for elder abuse and for persons with a disability

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559294
Title:
Safeguarding vulnerable persons at risk of abuse: national policy & procedures: incorporating services for elder abuse and for persons with a disability
Authors:
Social Care Division. Health Service Executive.
Publisher:
Health Service Executive (HSE)
Issue Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/559294
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The Social Care Division supports the ongoing service requirements of older people and persons with disabilities. This is a fundamental step in moving forward with the design and implementation of models of care across both care groups. Social Care services have traditionally been provided by two separate care group structures, services for older people and services for persons with a disability. The common objective of supporting and assisting people to live at home or in their own communities and to promote lifestyle choices provides opportunities for joint working and learning and better outcomes for service users. In recent decades, society has had to face the reality of abuse of children. The evolving awareness of Elder Abuse, and the complexities arising in responding in a manner which is respectful and empowering is also significant. All service providers must learn from these experiences and put in place overarching supports, policies and procedures aimed at promoting the welfare and preventing the abuse of vulnerable persons.
Keywords:
VULNERABLE GROUP; PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES; OLDER PEOPLE; ABUSE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSocial Care Division. Health Service Executive.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-08T16:12:16Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-08T16:12:16Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559294en
dc.descriptionThe Social Care Division supports the ongoing service requirements of older people and persons with disabilities. This is a fundamental step in moving forward with the design and implementation of models of care across both care groups. Social Care services have traditionally been provided by two separate care group structures, services for older people and services for persons with a disability. The common objective of supporting and assisting people to live at home or in their own communities and to promote lifestyle choices provides opportunities for joint working and learning and better outcomes for service users. In recent decades, society has had to face the reality of abuse of children. The evolving awareness of Elder Abuse, and the complexities arising in responding in a manner which is respectful and empowering is also significant. All service providers must learn from these experiences and put in place overarching supports, policies and procedures aimed at promoting the welfare and preventing the abuse of vulnerable persons.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHealth Service Executive (HSE)en
dc.subjectVULNERABLE GROUPen
dc.subjectPEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESen
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen
dc.subjectABUSEen
dc.titleSafeguarding vulnerable persons at risk of abuse: national policy & procedures: incorporating services for elder abuse and for persons with a disabilityen
dc.typeReporten
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