Protecting vulnerable adults

Quick reference guide 

The purpose of this resource is to provide concise practical information to help pharmacists protect vulnerable adults in the course of their professional practice.

It provides information in the following areas:

  • Recognising signs of abuse or neglect
  • What to do if abuse or neglect is suspected 
  • Sources of further information and advice.

Sections on this page

  • Why is this document important?
  • What this document does not cover
  • Possible signs of abuse or neglect
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglect
  • Emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse and rape
  • Financial abuse
  • Additional perpetrator signs
  • What to do if abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Sources of advice
  • Record keeping
  • Outline of process on what to do if abuse or neglect is suspected
  • Where to go for further information

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