The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 17 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Learning lessons about self-neglect? An analysis of serious case reviews

Suzy Braye, David Orr, Michael Preston-Shoot

– The purpose of this paper is to report the findings from research into 40 serious case reviews (SCRs) involving adults who self-neglect.


Did anyone notice the transformation of adult social care? An analysis of Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Reports

Jill Manthorpe, Martin Stevens, Kritika Samsi, Fiona Aspinal, John Woolham, Shereen Hussein, Mohamed Ismail, Kate Baxter

The purpose of this paper is to report on a part of a study examining the interrelationships between personalisation and safeguarding practice. Specifically the authors…

Safeguarding vulnerable adults: learning from the reflective assignments of pre-registration students in the adult field of nursing practice

Emma L. Stevens, Katie Cook

The purpose of this paper was to identify safeguarding concerns for vulnerable adults, including exploring the implementation of safeguarding policy and procedures into…


Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) – where do we go from here?

Chris Lennard

The purpose of this paper is to give a brief background to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), and studies which factors Best Interests Assessors consider when…


A review of factors which potentially influence decisions in adult safeguarding investigations

Patricia Trainor

The purpose of this paper is to look at safeguarding documentation in relation to 50 adult safeguarding files for the period April 2010 to March 2011. This was followed up…

Not reasonably practicable: are there now greater opportunities for abuse by a nearest relative?

David Hewitt

The purpose of this paper is to explain a decision of the Court of Appeal about the duty an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) will sometimes have to consult a…

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