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‘Setting the scene’ for protection of vulnerable adults (POVA) investigations

Gillian Parsons (Caerphilly County Borough Council)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 1 August 2006



This article considers service delivery options for agencies working within the field of adult protection that will allow for successful forward planning and an effective application of resources. It suggests a framework for social services as the lead agency to co‐ordinate the process for dealing with allegations of abuse. The aim of the framework is to establish how best to manage cases involving the alleged abuse of vulnerable adults.An analysis is provided of three alternative organisational models for dealing with referrals and investigations. The discussion also proposes different sets of arrangements for achieving effective multi‐agency working.



Parsons, G. (2006), "‘Setting the scene’ for protection of vulnerable adults (POVA) investigations", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 39-45.



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