The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 2 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Service and client outcomes of cases reported under a joint vulnerable adults policy

Alan Rushton, Kay Beaumont, Debbie Mayes

This paper reports on a prospective study of 44 cases of alleged abuse of vulnerable adults referred under a joint vulnerable adults policy. The authors examine attitudes…


Elder abuse and user involvement: strategic components

Phil Slater

Recent growth of concern relating to ‘elder abuse’ concurrent with recognition of the importance of user involvement has suggested a link between these two developments…

An evaluative research study of a specialist women's refuge

Michelle McCarthy

The research reported here examines the experiences of women with learning disabilities who have lived at the only specialist refuge available in this country. A full…


Reviewing practice and procedures in adult protection in the Southern Health and Social Services Board

Harry Douglas, Bill Halliday

This paper looks at the how adult protection policy and procedures have been implemented in the Northern Irish joint health & social services context. This reveals great…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn