Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Vulnerable Adults and the Law$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jonathan Herring

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198737278

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737278.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 07 December 2019

Public Authorities and Vulnerable Adults

Public Authorities and Vulnerable Adults

Chapter:
(p.135) 6 Public Authorities and Vulnerable Adults
Source:
Vulnerable Adults and the Law
Author(s):

Jonathan Herring

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198737278.003.0006

This chapter explores the responsibilities of local authorities in relation to the provision of care and support under the Care Act 2014. It discusses how the Act ensures that services are tailored to the needs of the individual, rather than being a set package which is offered regardless of the individual circumstances of the case. The Act serves to protect children and vulnerable adults who are facing abuse. A key theme in the Act’s approaches to adult care is personalization, focusing on the goals and wishes of the individual, who should be involved in determining what their goals are and who should be helped in achieving them. The chapter also examines how the Act requires local authorities to make enquiries if there is an adult who may be at risk of abuse or neglect in their area, and to find out what, if any, action may be needed.

Keywords:   duty, Care Act 2014, protection, safeguarding, personal budgets

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .