The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 12 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Neglect of older people in formal care settings part two: new perspectives on investigation and factors determining whether neglect has taken place

Lynne Phair, Hazel Heath

This paper categorises different types of health‐focused safeguarding investigations and offers suggestions, particularly relevant to nurse investigators, on how an…

Reflections on the serious case review of a female adult (JK)

Peter Scourfield

This paper originates from accessing the Cornwall Council website (Cornwall Council, 2010) in order to download the report of the serious case review into the murder of…

Traumatic brain injury and potential safeguarding concerns

Andy Mantell

Safeguarding people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) requires not only knowledge of safeguarding practice and procedures, but also the implications of a…

The approved mental health professional and the nearest relative: detention need not be negligent, even if it is unlawful

David Hewitt

A patient may be detained under section 3 of the Mental Health Act 1983 (HM Government, 1983) only if his nearest relative does not object. Whether an objection has been…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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