The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 17 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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A review of literature exploring the possible causes of abuse and neglect in adult residential care

Andrew Hutchison, Biza Stenfert Kroese

The purpose of this paper is to present a systematic review of empirical research, which explores possible causal and risk factors linked to abuse or neglect in…


Neglecting justice? Exploring Scottish convictions for ill-treatment and wilful neglect

Christopher Godwin, Kathryn Mackay

The purpose of this paper is to explore the perceived low number of Scottish criminal convictions in cases of ill-treatment or wilful neglect of adults where the victims…

Where next for victim services in England and Wales?

Iolo Madoc-Jones, Caroline Hughes, Keith Humphries

At a time when funding arrangements are under review, the purpose of this paper is to come to a better understanding of victim needs and to inform future developments of…

How does leadership contribute to safeguarding vulnerable adults within healthcare organisations? A review of the literature

Emma L Stevens

The purpose of this paper is to identify aspects of leadership and evaluate their contribution to safeguarding vulnerable adults in healthcare organisations through…

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