develop a list of such national policies and local systems
There are many types of abuse today: physical (for instance, abuse in the workplace), sexual (read more about child abuse policies), emotional/psychological, financial, institutional, self-neglect and neglect by others.
Some of the national policies and local systems relate to safeguarding and protection from abuse. Those are Care Quality Commission (CQC), Court of Protection, Housing organizations, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), The Coroner, The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS), The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), No Secrets (Adult Protection), The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG), The Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Care Home Policy.
Each of the mentioned policies and the local systems has its purposes. Some of the policies and systems can be classified according to their type or type of abuse.
National policies - Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Human Rights Act 1998, and more.
Local systems - Safeguarding policies and procedures for vulnerable adults and others were established to join several separate domestic organizations that help vulnerable adults. They distribute corresponding materials on how to overcome related problems and control the operations of local agencies such as the police, housing groups, advocacy agencies, etc. The role of the police, in this case, is to protect vulnerable adults, observe the reports of adult abuse cases, and defend/upgrade their rights. CQC has to control and deliver guidance on what health care institutions should do and how they should work correctly to protect vulnerable adults from all types of abuse. The system must also establish corresponding policies, regulations, and systems to avoid vulnerable adults from getting abused. If you’re interested in learning more about child abuse policies, you can find it here.
Those usually are medical professionals, like hospital staff, doctors, nurses, etc. Those specialists are first to diagnose and treat abuse and are also responsible for reporting abuse to local police. Local authorities are also important to mention, as they evaluate needs via social workers help. Among the Social Services, there are Safeguarding Teams. Their duties are an investigation, safety insurance, cooperation with police and other similar agencies. An Expert Witnesses are also to be mentioned, for they have to collect pieces of evidence of abuse and report the fact of it if it had a place.