The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 15 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Framing the detection of financial elder abuse as bystander intervention: decision cues, pathways to detection and barriers to action

Mary L.M. Gilhooly, Deborah Cairns, Miranda Davies, Priscilla Harries, Kenneth J. Gilhooly, Elizabeth Notley

The purpose of this paper is to explore the detection and prevention of elder financial abuse through the lens of a “professional bystander intervention model”. The…

Mediation and family group conferences in adult safeguarding

Abbi Hobbs, Andrew Alonzi

This paper presents an overview of research and practice literature on the use of Mediation (M) and Family Group Conferences (FGC) in the context of adult safeguarding in the UK.


Safeguarding vulnerable adults: exploring the challenges to best practice across multi‐agency settings

Emma Stevens

The purpose of this paper is to highlight contemporary issues in achieving best practice in safeguarding adults across multi‐agency settings.


Her treatment at and around the meeting was deplorable: might safeguarding itself constitute abuse?

David Hewitt

The purpose of this paper is to report and analyse a recent case, in which the safeguarding procedure adopted by one local authority was criticised by the High Court. It…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn