The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 10 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Weighing the evidence: a case for using vignettes to elicit public and practitioner views of the workings of the POVA vetting and barring scheme

Joan Rapaport, Martin Stevens, Jill Manthorpe, Shereen Hussein, Jess Harris, Stephen Martineau

This article describes research investigating the steps involved in recommending to the Secretary of State for Health whether a care worker should be included on the…

Why should they be abused any more than children? Child abuse protection and the implementation of No Secrets

Rachel Filinson, Claudine McCreadie, Janet Askham, Dinah Mathew

The parallels between child abuse and adult abuse have been frequently noted as public awareness of both has increased in recent decades. Both can involve the concealed…

Combating elder abuse: the role of guardians for older people in residential care

Brian Cox

The preparation of this paper was prompted by publicity and research evidence of neglect/abuse of older persons in residential care. It sets out to present a new way of…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn