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Abuse in care? The identification of early indicators of the abuse of people with learning disabilities in residential settings

Dave Marsland (University of Hull)
Peter Oakes (University of Hull)
Caroline White (University of Hull)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 1 November 2007

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Abstract

Although No Secrets suggests that adult protection practices should seek to prevent abuse, it can be argued that such practice predominately focuses on pursuing effective responses to abuse that has already happened, rather than preventing the onset of abuse. This research sought to contribute to the prevention of abuse, through the identification of ‘early indicators’. Early indicators were identified, and this knowledge has been applied to equip families and practitioners to report concerns at an early stage and seek protective responses.

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Marsland, D., Oakes, P. and White, C. (2007), "Abuse in care? The identification of early indicators of the abuse of people with learning disabilities in residential settings", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 9 No. 4, pp. 6-20. https://doi.org/10.1108/14668203200700023

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2007, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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