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Legislation relating to safeguarding adults

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Learners summarise key aspects of legislation, which applies to safeguarding and whistleblowing in adult care services in their management and leadership role.

Examples of relevant legal requirements and provisions:

  • Care Act 2014
  • regulations relating to mental capacity
  • regulations relating to mental health
  • regulations relating to LPS/Dols
  • Sexual Offences Act 2003
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups 2006
  • Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015
  • Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998
  • Health and Social Care Act 2012
  • Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Children and Families Act 2014
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