The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 18 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Are adults in need of support and protection being identified in emergency departments?

Alison Jarvis, Kate Fennell, Annette Cosgrove

Frequent attendance at emergency departments (ED) has been identified in adult protection reviews as a potential warning sign of the escalation of someone’s vulnerability…

Wales’ safeguarding policy and practice: a critical analysis

Carys Phillips

The safeguarding and protection components of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 offers the culmination of four years consultation in England and Wales by…

Universal learning: findings from an analysis of serious case review executive summaries

Jay Aylett

The purpose of this paper is to report and discuss the findings of a thematic analysis from a survey of 114 serious case review (SCR) executive summaries in adult…

Policing and street triage

Ian Cummins, David Edmondson

In his recent report, Lord Adebowale (2013) described mental health issues as “core police business”. The recent retrenchment in mental health and wider public services…


A practice framework to support the Care Act 2014

Tony Stanley

The purpose of this paper is to discuss how the signs of safety and wellbeing practice framework offers a practical and logical reinforcement for the Making Safeguarding…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn