The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 20 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Barriers and facilitators in supporting people with intellectual disability to report sexual violence: perspectives of Australian disability and mainstream support providers

Ellen Frances Fraser-Barbour, Ruth Crocker, Ruth Walker

Evidence from Australia and worldwide has highlighted the ongoing marginalisation, discrimination, abuse, violence and neglect of people with disability. One of the main…

Mental capacity legislation and its impact on parents with learning difficulties involved in childcare and family law proceedings assessments in England and Wales

Daniel T. Wilcox, Leam A. Craig, Marguerite L. Donathy, Peter MacDonald

The purpose of this paper is to consider the impact of mental capacity legislation when applied to parents with learning difficulties who lack capacity within childcare…

Oops! Its happened again! Evidence of the continuing abuse of older people in care homes

Steve Moore

The purpose of this paper is to present findings from an empirical research project designed to enhance knowledge of the current extent and nature of abuse in contemporary…

“Adults at risk”: “vulnerability” by any other name?

Laura Pritchard-Jones

The purpose of this paper is to explore and critique the conceptual and terminological shift – particularly from “vulnerability” to “adult at risk” – in adult safeguarding…


Making Safeguarding Personal: progress of English local authorities

Mike Briggs, Adi Cooper

The paper reports on the findings of a survey of 115 (76 per cent) of English local authorities in 2016 which compared progress on the implementation of the Making…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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