The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 17 Issue 6

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Preventing abuse through pre-employment checks: an international review

Jill Manthorpe, Valerie Lipman

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the findings of a desk-based international review investigating the checking of staff and volunteers working with adults who are…

Bruising in older adults: what do social workers need to know?

Sarah A. O. Matthews, Janet Reynolds

The purpose of this paper is to discuss a research study exploring one aspect of adult safeguarding, that of non-accidental injury in older adults, specifically bruising…

“Winning and losing”: vulnerability to mass marketing fraud

Sean Olivier, Trish Burls, Lee-Ann Fenge, Keith Brown

The purpose of this paper is to report the findings from a small qualitative study of victims of mass marketing fraud (MMF), exploring how they become involved in such…

Preparation for safeguarding in UK pre-registration graduate nurse education

Julie McGarry, Charley Baker, Claire Wilson, Anne Felton, Anirban Banerjee

It is now widely acknowledged that health care professionals on the front line of care delivery will often be among the first to whom patients or clients who have…


The role of the Court of Protection in safeguarding

Alex Ruck Keene, Kelly Stricklin-Coutinho, Henry Gilfillan

The purpose of this paper is to outline how questions relating to capacity arise in the context of safeguarding, and when applications to the Court of Protection are…

Understanding repeated visits to adult protective services

Allison Susman, Kristin E Lees, Terry Fulmer

– The purpose of this paper is to explore Protective Service (PS) caseworker opinions related to why some older adults require repeated services.

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn