The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 10 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Helping vulnerable adults to keep safe

Mick Collins, Mel Walford

Adult protection is about prevention and, failing that, investigation and aftercare. This article describes innovative work in Powys, mid Wales, where trainers are working…

Number and nuances: the implications for adult protection co‐ordinators and committees of the UK national prevalence study of abuse and neglect of older people

Jill Manthorpe, Anthea Tinker, Claudine McCreadie, Simon Biggs, Melanie Doyle, Bob Erens, Amy Hills

The findings of the UK prevalence study of abuse and neglect among older people provide unique opportunities for adult protection systems to consider possible changes to…

Neglect as an aspect of the mistreatment of elderly people: reflections on the issues

Olive Stevenson

This paper discusses the neglect of old people as an element of mistreatment. It considers the definition and prevalence of neglect and issues arising both in self‐neglect…

A place of safety? Self‐harming behaviour in police custody

Ian Cummins

The custody environment is not designed nor can it hope to meet the needs of individuals who are experiencing acute mental distress. The article reports the findings of…

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