Vulnerable Adult | DSHS - of vunerable adult

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Safeguarding Adults. Safeguarding vulnerable adults from abuse | Patient of vunerable adult


As defined in the psychology, sociology, social work and legal fields, a vulnerable adult, or an adult at risk, is a person over the age of 18 who is at risk of harm or.

This page discusses what is meant by a vulnerable adult or an adult at risk.

Many people, especially vulnerable adults, refuse to tell people they are being abused because they are scared to make a fuss.

The Department of Health defines a vulnerable adult as a person aged 18 years or over who is or may be in need of community care services.