The legal framework for safeguarding adults

10/9/2024 11:30 - 12:30

The legal framework for adult safeguarding begins but does not end with the Care Act 2014 and Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. It is made up of a complex array of legal provisions which fall within mental capacity and mental health law, criminal law, civil powers, the common law, regulatory law and environmental and public health. This session will explore some of the complex relationships between the various legal provisions and how social workers can use the law to help frame their responses to adult safeguarding concerns.

Learning outcomes:

• Key adult safeguarding duties
• The role of the European Convention of Human Rights in adult safeguarding
• Limits of adult safeguarding law

Tim Spencer-Lane, lawyer specialising in mental capacity, mental health and social care law