The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 16 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Policy making, adult safeguarding and public health: a formula for change?

Leo Quigley

The purpose of this paper is to review the reasons underlying the slow rate of progress towards developing a comprehensive policy underpinning for adult safeguarding in…


Developing safeguarding policy and practice for Spiritual Abuse

Lisa Ruth Oakley, Kathryn Susan Kinmond

The purpose of this paper is to report the findings of a ground-breaking survey into people's experiences of church and Spiritual Abuse (SA), in a context of issues of…

Making Safeguarding Personal: developing responses and enhancing skills

Jill Manthorpe, Deborah Klee, Cathie Williams, Adi Cooper

– This paper aims to contextualise and summarise the Making Safeguarding Personal programme and to place this in the context of early developments in research-based evidence.


Unhappy anniversary?

Joe Hanley, David Marsland

The purpose of this paper is to explore the importance and nature of relationships of trust in care settings. The paper addresses the central question of what is it about…

From reactionary to activist: a model that works

Celia Harbottle, Maria R. Jones, Lee M. Thompson

– The purpose of this paper is to invite readers to consider a model of compassionate leadership to contribute to the prevention of abuse in collective care settings.

Study of staff who have been alleged perpetrators in adult protection cases

Mel Walford, Andy Kaye, Mick Collins

The protection of vulnerable adults from abuse is paramount for those working in adult protection. However, staff supporting vulnerable adults who are alleged to have…

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