The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 1 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Adult Protection: an overview of research and policy

Hilary Brown, Paul Kingston, Barry Wilson

This paper considers the emergence of adult protection as a significant issue for health and welfare professionals. A range of definitions and dilemmas are considered…

What can be done to make sure that counselling does not harm people?

John McLeod

This paper presents an overview of the research on abuse within counselling and psychotherapy. The concept of ‘wounded healers’ is explored alongside a range of actions…

Understanding elder abuse: the SAVE project

Claudine McCreadie, Thelma Claydon, Carolyn Denne

The SAVE project (Support and Advice for Vulnerable Elders) was a multi‐agency demonstration project funded by the Home Office between 1992 and 1995. The project explored…

Service user abusers

Thelma Claydon

Adults can be abused by other clients who are utilising the same care services. This contribution describes how this particular problem could be managed in a variety of…

The work of the UKCC Professional Conduct Committee

Barry Wilson, Richard Bradshaw

In relation to professional practice statutory regulation can form a key element in preventing the abuse of vulnerable adults. Here the role of the UK's regulatory body…

Tackling abuse of patients and clients ‐ the work of POPAN

Frances Blunden, Jo Nash

This paper describes the work of the Prevention of Professional Abuse Network (POPAN). Professional abuse is described with an analysis of the contacts the organisation…

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