The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 14 Issue 5

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Alternatives to antagonism: a legal and a lay perspective on safeguarding for vulnerable adults

Cate Searle, Thurstine Basset

This paper aims to explore the potential impact on families of a greater emphasis on safeguarding for vulnerable adults, from both a legal and a lay perspective.


The role of social defences and organisational structures in facilitating the abuse and maltreatment of older people

Diane Galpin

This paper aims to develop understanding of the context in which the abuse and maltreatment of older people might proliferate within the health and social care system in…


Reforming the professional regulatory bodies: the Law Commission's review of health and social care professional regulation

Tim Spencer‐Lane

The purpose of this paper is to set out the Law Commission's proposals for the reform of the law relating to UK health professional regulation and, in England only, social workers.


Safeguarding: commissioning care homes

Elaine Cass

The Report on the Consultation on the Review of No Secrets, published by the Department of Health in 2009 highlighted the need for commissioners to take more…

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