The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 16 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Paternalism or proportionality? Experiences and outcomes of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Michael Preston-Shoot, Sally Cornish

The purpose of this paper is to report the findings from research into the outcomes of adult protection in Scotland, with particular focus on how service users, family…


Adult protection training for community nurses: evaluating knowledge following delivery using participant-favoured training methods

Martin Campbell

The purpose of this paper is to measure nurses’ knowledge about Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 before and after a one-day training course using…

Covert research and adult protection and safeguarding: an ethical dilemma?

Jonathan Parker, Sara Ashencaen Crabtree

This paper aims to consider the contentious issue of covert research in studying the social contexts of vulnerable groups. It explores its potential utility in areas where…

You are not, any of you, my mother: what happened to the safeguarding power of entry?

David Hewitt

– This paper aims to consider the recent consultation on a new safeguarding power of entry and seeks to provide a critique of the government's conclusions in that regard.

Safeguarding the public by regulating health and social care professionals: lessons from Mid-Staffordshire and the Law Commission review

Tim Spencer-Lane

The purpose of this paper is to consider the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry and the Law Commissions’ review of health and social…

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