The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 13 Issue 3

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Enabling risk and ensuring safety: self‐directed support and personal budgets

Sarah Carr

This paper aims to present a digest of the main discussion points and key findings from a recent Social Care Institute for Excellence report on risk enablement and…


Safeguarding adults' referrals in the Eastern region: an investigation into varying referral rates

Helen Thacker

This paper aims to respond to the findings of the initial phase of the Safeguarding Adults Programme (November 2009‐March 2010), which found an unexpected inverse…

A joined up approach to safeguarding and personalisation: a framework for practice in multi‐agency decision‐making

Diane Galpin, Dorena Hughes

This paper aims to provide a framework from which practitioners can develop a partnership approach to multi‐agency decision‐making.


The role of the Office of the Public Guardian in investigations of abuse

Peter Hartley‐Jones

This paper aims to examine the investigation process employed by the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG). This process is used whenever an allegation of abuse is received…


Food and drink – the basic requirements of life

Monica Dennis, Judith Allen

This paper seeks to describe the experiences of people visiting elderly relatives in hospital, detailing the lack of care and negligent attitudes of nursing staff with…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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