The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 17 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Serious case review findings on the challenges of self-neglect: indicators for good practice

Suzy Braye, David Orr, Michael Preston-Shoot

The purpose of this paper is to analyse in detail the findings from 40 serious case reviews (SCRs) involving adults who self-neglect, and to consider the commissioning and…


Should social care staff be Facebook friends with the people they support?

Peter Bates, Sam Smith, Robert Nisbet

Local policies often prohibit care staff from online contact with the people they support. The purpose of this paper is to review the reasons put forward for this ban and…

Factors contributing to elder abuse in Ethiopia

Samson Chane, Margaret E. Adamek

– The purpose of this paper is to increase understanding of elder abuse in Ethiopia by considering the perspectives of abused elders.

Abuse in care? A research project to identify early indicators of concern in residential and nursing homes for older people

David Marsland, Peter Oakes, Caroline White

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the prevention of the abuse of older people in residential and nursing homes, through the identification of “early indicators…


Development of a culture sensitive prevalence study on older adults violence: qualitative methods contribution

Ana Paula Gil, Ana João Santos, Irina Kislaya

The purpose of this paper is to reflect on how qualitative approaches can improve a prevalence study on older adults’ violence. The paper describes how qualitative data…

Collaborating across health and social care: joint funding an adult protection Coordinator post in Caerphilly, UK

Andrea Giordano, Alison Neville

The purpose of the paper is to improve the consistency and quality of the response to vulnerable adults who experience abuse and neglect within NHS, independent healthcare…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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