Research has shown that older adults with dementia are more likely to experience abuse and neglect than those without a diagnosis. People who are living with dementia are entitled to be free from abuse and neglect and where abuse is experienced, and action should be taken to stop and prevent it.
The Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014 provides Local Authorities with a duty to safeguard adults. However, the needs of people with dementia will vary widely and in order to safeguard people with dementia effectively, practitioners need to be able to adapt their practice. Building on the work undertaken by the University of Bath, the North Wales Safeguarding Adults Board have produced this short good practice tips.
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