The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 19 Issue 6

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Social workers’ power of entry in adult safeguarding concerns: debates over autonomy, privacy and protection

Martin Stevens, Stephen Martineau, Jill Manthorpe, Caroline Norrie

The purpose of this paper is to explore debates about the powers social workers may need to undertake safeguarding enquiries where access to the adult is denied.


Safeguarding practice in England where access to an adult at risk is obstructed by a third party: findings from a survey

Jill Manthorpe, Martin Stevens, Stephen Martineau, Caroline Norrie

Being able to speak in private to an adult about whom there is a safeguarding concern is central to English local authorities’ duty under the Care Act 2014 to make…

Gambling and adult safeguarding: connections and evidence

Jill Manthorpe, Stephanie Bramley, Caroline Norrie

Opportunities to gamble have boomed in the UK in recent years, since the passing of the Gambling Act 2005. The implications of this for adults with care and support needs…

Home pressures: failures of care and pressure ulcer problems in the community – the findings of serious case reviews

Jill Manthorpe, Stephen Martineau

Local serious case reviews (SCRs) (now Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs)) may be held in England when a vulnerable adult dies or is harmed or at risk of being so, and…

Exploring care home providers’ public commitments to human rights in light of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green

The purpose of this paper is to explore care home providers’ public communications covering their commitments to respecting residents’ the human rights. The discussion…

Elder abuse screening tools: a systematic review

Louise McCarthy, Susan Campbell, Bridget Penhale

Elder abuse results in high rates of morbidity and mortality. It has longstanding physical and psychological effects and is difficult to detect. Due to fear or…

Psychological elder abuse: measuring severity levels or potential family conflicts?

Ana João Santos, Baltazar Nunes, Irina Kislaya, Ana Paula Gil, Oscar Ribeiro

Psychological elder abuse (PEA) assessment is described with different thresholds. The purpose of this paper is to examine how the prevalence of PEA and the phenomenon’s…

Researching the financial abuse of individuals lacking mental capacity

Gillian Dalley, Mary Lynn Gilhooly, Kenneth Gilhooly, Michael Levi, Priscilla Harries

The purpose of this paper is to report on the aspects of an exploratory investigation into the scale and nature of the financial abuse of adults lacking mental capacity.


Police and partners: new ways of working together in Montréal

Marie Beaulieu, Michelle Côté, Luisa Diaz

The purpose of this paper is to present an inter-agency practice integrated within a police intervention model which was developed for police officers and their partners…

If you always do what you have always done, you will always get what you have always got: commissioning and regulating care homes to prevent abuse

Steve Moore

The purpose of this paper is to present a review of some of the fundamental theoretical and contextual components of commissioning and regulatory processes as applied to…

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