The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 18 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Update on adult safeguarding

Bridget Penhale, Margaret Flynn

– The purpose of this paper is to provide an update for readers on recent issues relating to adult safeguarding, together with signposting of papers in this issue of the journal.

Putting people at the centre: facilitating Making Safeguarding Personal approaches in the context of the Care Act 2014

Louise Butler, Jill Manthorpe

The purpose of this paper is to describe and discuss the pilot Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) project that ran in three London boroughs in England in 2014-2015. The project…


Safeguarding vulnerable older people: a job for life?

Steve Moore

The purpose of this paper is to present the findings from one component of an empirical, mixed methods research project designed to determine the extent, nature and causes of…


Fluctuating capacity and impulsiveness in acquired brain injury: the dilemma of “unwise” decisions under the Mental Capacity Act

Chris Lennard

The purpose of this paper is to examine the dilemma at the heart of nursing care – the striving for empowerment of people in nurses’ care with the responsibility to protect…


An evaluation of adult safeguarding outcomes’ focused recording in the context of Making Safeguarding Personal

Matthew Gough

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the impact in one local authority of Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP) upon the recording of outcomes in safeguarding interventions. To…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn