The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 12 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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‘We will remember Steven’: Cornwall after The Murder of Steven Hoskin: A serious case review

Margaret Flynn

This paper reviews the progress that Cornwall County has made since the murder of Steven Hoskin and the resulting Serious Case Review (Flynn, 2007). Interviews were held…

The Triggers Protocol

Chris Nash, Dave Shipwright, Mary Smeaton

Since the murder of Steven Hoskin, there have been considerable changes in the way that agencies in Cornwall operate. In order to prevent further tragedies on such a…

Bridging the gap between learning and practice: from where we were to where we are now

Lindsey Pike, Roger Indge, Corinne Leverton, Deirdre Ford, Tony Gilbert

Cornwall has implemented significant changes to the way that it delivers its safeguarding adults training. This paper outlines the benefits of combining safeguarding…

Safeguarding adults in Cornwall

Rob Warin

This paper reviews the process and progress of safeguarding adults in Cornwall since the murder of Steven Hoskin and the Serious Case Review that was carried out (Flynn…


Safeguarding and personalisation

Belinda Schwehr

This article examines the existing legal framework for safeguarding in the context of the Putting People First (Ministers et al, 2007) agenda, in order to consider the…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn