The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 15 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents - Special Issue: The scandal of Winterbourne View Hospital

Guest Editors: Dr Carol Tozer

Winterbourne View Hospital: a glimpse of the legacy

Margaret Flynn, Vic Citarella

This paper concerns the fall‐out from a TV programme which exposed the arbitrariness of cruelty at a private hospital that purported to provide assessment, treatment and…


The abuse of vulnerable adults at Winterbourne View Hospital: the lessons to be learned

Joe Plomin

This article seeks to consider the lessons from one of the worst failures in adult protection in the UK in recent times: the abuse of a number of patients with learning…


“An unnoticing environment”: deficiencies and remedies – services for adults with learning disabilities

Sheree Louise Green

This article aims to outline simple measures which, by making better use of existing legislation and provision, could change the day‐to‐day experience of individuals with learning…

Care and corporate neglect: the case for action

Paul Burstow

This paper intends to explore how corporate bodies could be held criminally responsible for abuse and neglect that takes place in hospitals and care homes if by their actions they…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn