vulnerable adult

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vulnerable adult

a person aged 16 or over whose ability to protect himself from violence, abuse or neglect is significantly impaired through physical or mental disability or illness, through old age or otherwise. There are new offences in England and Wales which may be committed when the death of a vulnerable adult has been caused or allowed.
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Perhaps Stirling Council and Police Scotland should get their act together and work towards making the streets of Kippen safer before a child or vulnerable person is injured or killed.
Speaking on the Ray D'Arcy Show, Knox said: "I got letters from lots of Irish people who really understood, of course, authority taking advantage of a vulnerable person and spinning it in a bad way, of course, we know that.
Bishop Doran, chair of the Catholic Bishops Consultative Group on bioethics, said: "When it comes to the right to choose, there is a tendency to forget there is another person involved, a vulnerable person who has no choice and who depends entirely on others for protection.
Louise Matheson, branch director at Dumfries Samaritans, said: "By highlighting that suicidal thoughts can be temporary and interrupted with something as simple as a question, the campaign aims to give the public the tools to spot a potentially vulnerable person, start a conversation with them, and let them know support is available, including contacting Samaritans.
The authority was one of the first to offer support Under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement (VPR) Scheme.
The former police officers are accused of coercing false statements out of a mentally vulnerable person and falsely attributed statements to her for the 1976 murder of college student Michelle Mitchell.
The CyprusTelecommunication Authority (CyTA) has launched a personal device for keeping track of a vulnerable person particularly in an emergency.
Now, for the sake of every worker, every vulnerable person, every child, every pensioner, everyone struggling to make ends meet, we only ask one thing - that each and every one of our AMs battle as hard for them as they fought to win their own seat.
Raeonna Jackson additionally accuses her father of sexual abuse and abuse of a vulnerable person.
The Vulnerable Person Self-Registry allows people with a physical, mental or medical condition that may require special attention in an emergency to voluntarily submit personal information, including name, date of birth, physical description, contact information, methods of approach or communication, photo and description of any threatening medical conditions.
Also consider in rooms where there may be a vulnerable person or other risk associated with fire ?
The recruiter who identifies the vulnerable person, the transporter, the staff of the hospital/clinic and other medical centers, the medical professionals, the middlemen and contractors, the buyers, the banks where organs are stored are all involved in the racket.