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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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But if you are a vulnerable person and over 60, there is a case to made for where people are unable to communicate for whatever reason.
The project is part of the vulnerable person's unit at Local Solutions, which provides a confidential helpline for people affected by domestic violence.
She's a sharp and deep thinker and, with her Aquarian Moon, is not someone who is easy to get emotionally intimate with as she has an on- off switch around feelings - a clever defence mechanism for a vulnerable person.
To target a vulnerable person by impersonating a Garda is despicable.
This is about a vulnerable person's life, not just a set of figures.
To prey on, lie to and steal from an elderly and vulnerable person is disgraceful."
Using that information the vulnerable person then applies for a loan.
Speaking in a Senedd debate about disability-related harassment and hate crime, Mohammad Asghar, the Shadow Equalities Minister, antagonised some AMs by saying: "I strongly recommend that every severely disabled or vulnerable person carry a special card in Wales."
Detective Constable Alan Purkiss from the CID at Walsall Police Station, said: "I am appealing for witnesses to come forward as this was a cowardly attack on a vulnerable person during a busy day.
Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery's lawyer also claimed call girl Zahia Dehar was not a "vulnerable person" because she was "always made-up".
IPCC Commissioner for Wales Tom Davies said the officers had failed in their "duty of care to a vulnerable person".
The couple were yesterday questioned by detectives, on suspicion of allowing the death of a vulnerable person by failing to seek prompt medical attention.