The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 2 Issue 3

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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No Secrets: guidance in England for the protection of vulnerable adults from abuse

Claudine McCreadie

Launched in the spring, No Secrets, the government's latest adult protection guidance is expected to have a major impact on all agencies involved and interested in adult…

Monitoring adult protection referrals in 10 English local authorities

Hilary Brown, June Stein

This paper reports the results of a study of the monitoring of adult protection referrals in 10 local authorities during six months in 1998. The issues are analysed at…

Abuse in mental health services: some theoretical considerations

Jennie Williams, Frank Keating

The mental health field is viewed by some as reluctant to tackle the problem of abuse. While ‘adult protection’ offers one way forward, the authors of this paper caution…

Adult attachment theory and its contribution to an understanding of conflict and abuse in later‐life relationships

David Shemmings

This article considers some of the implications of research findings into relational conflict and couple violence and suggests links with elder abuse. An outline of a…

Protecting vulnerable adults from sexual abuse

Alison Brammer

Here, the legal situation relating to sexual activity and people with reduced capacity is considered. From the starting point of one recent, contentious case, the column…

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