Many factors have been identified as being responsible for increasing the vulnerability of people with learning difficulties to sexual abuse. However, there has not been a great deal of debate about the term ‘vulnerability’. Here, an argument is developed that puts forward the case for a social model approach to understanding vulnerability, which avoids a focus on victim characteristics.
Wishart, G. (2003), "The sexual abuse of people with learning difficulties: do we need a social model approach to vulnerability?", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 5 No. 3, pp. 14-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200300021Download as .RIS
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