The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 13 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Conceptualising and responding to self‐neglect: the challenges for adult safeguarding

Suzy Braye, David Orr, Michael Preston‐Shoot

The research reported here aims to scope the concept of self‐neglect as it is explored in the literature and interpreted in practice by professionals involved in adult…


The role of emotion in decision‐making

Hilary Brown

This review of the decision‐making literature aims to challenge the rational model of decision‐making upon which the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) 2005 is premised.


Adult safeguarding boards in North West England: the power of positive linking

Margaret Flynn, Shirley Williams

Adult Safeguarding Boards are the means by which local authorities in England and Wales seek to work collaboratively to protect adults at risk of abuse. The last two years…


Critical decisions and questions regarding serious case reviews – ideas from North West England

Margaret Flynn, Kirsty Keywood, Shirley Williams

Serious case reviews (SCRs) are one means of learning the lessons arising from adverse, salient incidents and tragedies. Adult Safeguarding Boards in England are expected…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn