The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 11 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Working effectively with the police in safeguarding vulnerable adults: sharing experience from Somerset

Lindsay Shearlock, Paul Cambridge

This paper has been developed from discussions between the police and adult social care staff in adult protection training on joint investigations for managers and…

Form and function: views from members of adult protection committees in England and Wales

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

Little is known about the relationship between organisations charged with the protection of vulnerable adults in England and Wales. This paper investigates adult…

Safeguarding in mental health: towards a rights‐based approach

Amy Whitelock

The current adult safeguarding system is failing people with mental health problems. Despite the introduction of the Department of Health's No Secrets guidance in 2000…


Legal developments since No Secrets

Alison Brammer

No Secrets: Guidance on developing and implementing multiagency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse was introduced as formal guidance in 2000…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn