The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 15 Issue 5

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Governance in adult safeguarding in Scotland since the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Sally Cornish, Michael Preston-Shoot

The purpose of the paper is to report the findings from research into the governance of adult protection in Scotland, with particular focus on the outcomes of provision…

Significant Incident Learning Process (SILP) – the experience of facilitating and evaluating the process in adult safeguarding

Rachael Clawson, Deborah Kitson

In recent years a variety of methods have been used to review cases where a vulnerable adult has died or been seriously harmed, the method chosen largely depending upon…

Differences in causal attributions of caseworkers and elderly clients in the USA: impact on case resolution and cessation of abuse

Shelly L. Jackson, Thomas L. Hafemeister

The purpose of this paper was to test whether differences in attributions between caseworkers and their elderly clients regarding the cause of reported elder abuse…

Derogation of “duty of care” in favour of “choice”?

Janet Gill, Qulsom Fazil

Chronic health conditions such as obesity and type 2 diabetes are higher in individuals with learning disabilities and significantly affect both quality of life and…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn