nt that social workers receive better advice in addition to further knowledge on criminal justice matters in order to handle criminalization of vulnerable adults that is on the increase. Safeguarding Reg and Lisa is a responsibility for everyone.
Every person including Reg has a right to live his or her personal life free from exploitation, abuse, and neglect. This explained why Anne did not have another option but to move in with his father after his accident that affected him both physically and mentally. This right is envisaged by the role on public agencies in the Human Rights Act (1998) to get involved adequately to protect the rights of people. They include Article 2: ‘the Right to life’. Article 3: ‘Freedom from torture’. and Article 8: ‘Right to family life’. Legally, the responsibility became even bigger when Reg lost his wife.
The law provides that people with disabilities such as Reg and Lisa have a right to exercise their political, civil, cultural, and economic rights equally as others. The Health and Social Care Act 2008: This calls on registered providers to take ‘reasonable steps to identify the chances of abuse and prevent it before it occurs’ They cover all types of disability whether transitional, terminating, or terminal (Gann, 2003, 147). The two Reg and Lisa have the following rights. the right to non discrimination, equality in the eyes of the law, equality in chances available to them, accessing independent living, integration into the society and family fully, as well as safety and protection. All these are in Human Rights Act 1988, Mental Capacity Act 2005, Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004.The law uses equalization of opportunities as the clarion call for holding the right of the disabled. Anne and the rest of the society including the state has an obligation of using resources at their disposal to make sure that Reg and Lisa have equal opportunities within the family and community.