The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 12 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents

Thresholds in adult protection

Mick Collins

In adult protection many of the concerns that are highlighted about possible abuse relate to non‐criminal situations in which neglect may have occured. Designated lead…

The understanding that care staff bring to abuse

Fiona Parley

Abuse has received much attention over the past decade and many definitions abound. However, there has been a lack of research into the interpretations that care staff…

Using family group conferences in safeguarding adults

Linda Tapper

Following the UK Study of Abuse and Neglect of Older People, (O'Keeffe et al, 2007) Comic Relief funded 15 projects across England and Wales to enable them to trial…

Capacity to Communicate: Sense's three‐year project training independent mental capacity advocates in communication skills

Angela Lee‐Foster

Sense, the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, set up the Capacity to Communicate Project in response to the…


A statutory framework for safeguarding adults? The Law Commission's consultation paper on adult social care

Tim Spencer‐Lane

This article discusses the Law Commission's proposals for the reform of adult social care, with a particular emphasis on the specific proposals relating to adult…

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