Responding to vulnerability in practice – ambulance, police and fire and rescue services

Knox, J., Down, S., McMillan, H. and Murphy, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-8459-4448, 2020. Responding to vulnerability in practice – ambulance, police and fire and rescue services. In: G. David Addidle and J. Liddle, eds., Public management and vulnerability: contextualising change. New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780367371012

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Abstract

This chapter contains three separate professional and practice contributions from senior personnel. It discusses how readers are uniquely placed to discuss the practical issues and categories of vulnerability in the region. Often, the authors are working in conjunction with other emergency services to mitigate situations that may cause vulnerability.
This chapter addresses the operational responsibilities of prioritising safeguarding and welfare for an ambulance service. Areas of vulnerability are identified through attendance at 999 call outs and include common circumstances such as adults living alone, predominantly the frail elderly, who may be struggling to take medication correctly, attend to their own personal or domestic hygiene and are at risk of falls. One of the greatest challenges in identifying vulnerability are the changing patterns of abuse and the methods used for exploitation.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Description: Chapter 5
Creators: Knox, J., Down, S., McMillan, H. and Murphy, P.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: New York
Date: 8 July 2020
ISBN: 9780367371012
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.4324/9780429352683DOI
1345281Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 22 Jul 2020 12:50
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2020 12:50
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40259

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