Briefing: Care Act changes to the police role in the safety and protection of adults at risk of harm and abuse

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Skills for Care (Organization)
Publisher
Skills for Care
Date of publication
1 October 2014
Series
Care Act learning and development materials
Subject(s)
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services, Criminal Justice Services
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The police have a crucial role to play in the safety and protection of adults at risk of harm and abuse. This includes empowering the community to have the confidence to identify and report signs of abuse and suspected criminal offences. The police have responsibility to train staff how to recognise signs and take action to prevent abuse occurring. In addition, a core policing role is identifying and managing perpetrators who choose to target adults who are vulnerable. This briefing covers changes to the police role in the safety and protection of adults at risk of harm and abuse under the Care Act.

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