The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 19 Issue 5

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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10,000 Voices: service users’ experiences of adult safeguarding

Lorna Montgomery, Deborah Hanlon, Christine Armstrong

The purpose of this paper is to describe a small scale pilot study undertaken in Northern Ireland to gather service user feedback from individuals who have been subject to…


Domestic abuse and older people: factors influencing help-seeking

Sarah Wydall, Rebecca Zerk

The purpose of this paper is to explore professionals’ perceptions of the barriers to help-seeking for victim-survivors of domestic abuse aged 60 years and over…


Barriers to seeking help among abused Iranian women

Sakineh Taherkhani, Reza Negarandeh, Masoumeh Simbar, Fazlollah Ahmadi

The purpose of this paper is to identify barriers to seeking help among abused Iranian women.

Mental health, vulnerability and risk in police custody

Maggie Leese, Sean Russell

The issue of mental health and policing is a subject that has been debated from a number of different perspectives. The purpose of this paper is to report on the findings…


Pressure points: learning from Serious Case Reviews of failures of care and pressure ulcer problems in care homes

Jill Manthorpe, Stephen Martineau

Serious Case Reviews (SCRs, now Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)) may be held at local level in England when a vulnerable adult dies or is harmed, and abuse or neglect…

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink: how effective is staff training in the prevention of abuse of adults?

Steve Moore

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a research project designed to determine the qualifications held by those staff who had perpetrated abuse in private…

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