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A view from the Department of Health

Claire Crawley (Social Care Policy, Department of Health, London, United Kingdom.)

The Journal of Adult Protection

ISSN: 1466-8203

Article publication date: 8 June 2015




The purpose of this paper is to indicate the policy thinking that underpins the statutory provisions on adult safeguarding in the Care Act 2014.


The paper draws out the key themes and features of the Care Act that are relevant to safeguarding adults.


The author articulates the key messages from the Care Act regarding safeguarding adults.

Research limitations/implications

As new legislation, the impact of these changes is yet to be established.

Practical implications

The paper summarises aspects of the statutory guidance which all agencies are required to comply with.

Social implications

The paper emphasises the involvement of people in safeguarding enquiries.


The author is the policy lead at the Department of Health for adult safeguarding.



Crawley, C. (2015), "A view from the Department of Health", The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 17 No. 3, pp. 151-152.



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