The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 14 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Not only a crime but a tragedy […] exploring the murder of adults with disabilities by their parents

Hilary Brown

This paper seeks to reconcile society's need to apply strong sanctions to parents who are responsible for the murder of a disabled adult while also recognising the…

“Everybody's Business” – engaging the independent sector. An action research project in Lancashire

Paul Simic, Steve Newton, Dave Wareing, Barbara Campbell, Marie Hill

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate key organisational processes in managing “safeguarding” in relation to the independent sector, the local authority delivery arm for care.

Prevention of abuse: a brief review of the literature

Alison Faulkner

The purpose of this paper is to review the literature on prevention in adult safeguarding and to identify the themes that emerge, with particular reference to…


The strange deaths of section 47

David Hewitt

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the Law Commission's recommendations concerning the power of removal contained in section 47 of the National Assistance Act 1948…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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