The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 10 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Learning the lessons in training from abuse inquiries — findings and recommendations

Jay Aylett

In recent years we have witnessed an increase in the number of inquiries into the abuse of vulnerable adults and in particular abuse within institutional settings. Readers…

Voices from the frontline: social work practitioners' perceptions of multi‐agency working in adult protection in England and Wales

Lisa Pinkney, Bridget Penhale, Jill Manthorpe, Neil Perkins, David Reid, Shereen Hussein

This article reports on the views of 92 social workers about their practice in adult protection in England and Wales as part of a wider study of adult protection working…


The Scottish adult support and protection legal framework

Kathryn Mackay

Scotland now has three key statutes that provide a legal framework for the support and protection of adults at risk of harm: Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act (2000)…


How the United Kingdom's Criminal Records Bureau can reduce the prevalence of elder abuse by improving recruitment decision‐making

Nageen Mustafa

Specifically, organisations in both the private and public care sectors will be examined. Incidents reported by the media surrounding the failures in recruitment…

A profile of research in practice for adults

Research in practicefor adults is a newly established research utilisation organisation for adult social care. The organisation has been established following a request…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn