The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 13 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Could planning for safety be a realistic alternative to risk management for those deemed vulnerable?

Fiona Parley

Protection of those deemed vulnerable has received increasing attention since 2000. This article reports this aspect of a research study in which care staff views relating…

Safeguarding women in secure psychiatric settings: an analysis of incidents and practice over a three‐year period

Andy Smith, Jackie Bird, Clive Long

Despite widespread work on the process of safeguarding vulnerable adults, there is a relative absence of research in secure psychiatric settings where reliance is placed…

Spotlight on elder abuse as reported by the Russian mass media

Pavel Puchkov

This paper offers findings on the incidence of elder abuse in families in Russia as they have been reported by the Russian mass media. The data were gathered through a…

David Cooper: a case study in financial abuse

Sheree Green

This paper highlights the case of David Cooper, a vulnerable adult who was financially abused. It discusses the indicators that may have alerted individuals and services…

Protecting my mother

Kate Rees

After 10 years of visiting her mother in nursing homes, Kate Rees analyses the impact of three safeguarding procedures on her mother's welfare. Her experience underlines…

Commentary on Protecting my mother

Alisoun Milne

Protecting my mother offers a moving account of a daughter's experiences of her mother's placement(s) in long term care and her exposure to poor care and/or abuse. The…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn