To identify abuse and raise awareness of practices which will contribute to the
prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults
To intervene positively in situations where abuse is identified.
To improve practice and service delivery to those subject to any form of abuse.
To increase awareness of the nature and seriousness of abuse amongst
professionals and service users.
Through increased awareness of the nature and causes of abuse to assist in its
To indicate that abuse will be taken seriously and acted upon.
To outline risk factors associated with abuse thus enabling individuals to identify
where abuse is happening.
To provide a clear framework for action wherever abuse is suspected, setting
out how an investigation should be undertaken and the responsibilities of key
To outline the principles underpinning work with suspected abuse.
To offer guidance for consideration of specific issues which will need to be
addressed in the course of an abuse investigation.
To provide guidance for responding to the needs of users of services who are
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