The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 12 Issue 3

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Neglect of older people in formal care settings part one: new perspectives on definition and the nursing contribution to multi‐agency safeguarding work

Lynne Phair, Hazel Heath

Despite widespread development in safeguarding vulnerable adults across legislation, policy, research, education and practice in recent years, some aspects of this work…


Blue remembered skills: mental health awareness training for police officers

Ian Cummings, Stuart Jones

The Bradley Report (Bradley, 2009) has raised a number of important questions regarding the treatment of individuals who are experiencing mental health problems and find…


Rural dimensions of elder abuse: contributions to the No Secrets review from rural older people

Michelle Cornes, Jill Manthorpe, Noreen Haselden

As part of the consultation around the review of the guidance document No Secrets (Department of Health, 2008a) in England, a project was commissioned to listen to the…

Leading the change from adult protection to safeguarding adults: more than just semantics

Andrew Reece

In many if not most areas of England, there has been a significant change in the language used to describe work with vulnerable adults. Most local councils have evolved…


The nearest relative: losing the right to concur?

David Hewitt

The nearest relative of a patient detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (HM Government, 1983) has an important role to play. S/he might even object to detention, and…

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