POVA

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  • POVA - Protection of Vulnerable Adults
    • Scheme developed by the Department of Health
    • Who it includes?
      • people with learning disabilites
      • people with mental health problems
      • older people
      • people with a physical disability or impairment
    • An adult who has or is being harmed and in need of community care and cant look after themselves
    • local councils have a safeguarding adults committee which makes sure staff working with vulnerable adults have training.
    • Requires different people to work together
      • Police
      • Social services
      • Voluntary sector
      • public
      • the vulnerable adult themselves

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