The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 20 Issue 3/4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Assumption, the mother of all foul ups: a fundamental reason for the continuing abuse of adults at risk

Steve Moore

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the concept of the assumption of altruism argued by the author to be a tendency among both the lay public, professionals and…

Spiritual abuse in Christian faith settings: definition, policy and practice guidance

Lisa Oakley, Kathryn Kinmond, Justin Humphreys

A previous publication in this journal reported the findings of a 2013 survey into people’s experiences of membership of a Christian church in the UK (author citation…

A peer approach to the evaluation of adult support and protection processes in North Ayrshire

John Burns

By adopting a “peer approach,” the purpose of this paper is to evaluate the adult support and protection process in North Ayrshire from the perspective of patients…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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