The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 14 Issue 6

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents - Special Issue: Mental Capacity Act 2005 and safeguarding vulnerable adults

The use of the Mental Capacity Act among hospital patients: findings from a case study of one Acute Hospital Trust in England

Lynne Phair, Jill Manthorpe

This paper seeks to present findings from a review of hospital policies and practices in one NHS Trust in England.


Limits of Mental Capacity Act training for residential care homes

Matthew Gough, Lianne Kerlin

The Mental Capacity Act (MCA) was implemented in 2007 as a piece of legislation to empower and protect adults who require support making decisions. Many older adults in…


Objection, purpose and normality: three ways in which the courts have inhibited safeguarding

David Hewitt

This paper's aim is to consider three ways in which, recently, the English courts have sought to define deprivation of liberty (and, maybe, limit the effect of safeguards…


The right to take risks

Alison Faulkner

Commissioned as part of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation scoping programme, this consultation aims to explore the views of disabled people and service users about risk.


Inside the Court of Protection

Alison Brammer

This paper aims to summarize the work of the Court of Protection.

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