The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 22 Issue 6

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents - Special Issue: Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Adult Safeguarding in the time of COVID-19

Guest Editors: Bridget Penhale, Margaret Flynn

From ovid to COVID: the metamorphosis of advanced decisions to refuse treatment into a safeguarding issue

Michael Lyne, Jonathan Parker

This paper aims to examine advance decisions to refuse treatment (ADRTs) in the context of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus 2019) pandemic. This study considers the development of ADRTs…

Describing the experiences of older persons with visual impairments during COVID-19 in rural Ghana

Ariel Kwegyir Tsiboe

This study aims to describe the lived experiences among older persons with disability during the coronavirus pandemic in rural Ghana.

COVID-19 and residential care facilities: issues and concerns identified by the international network prevention of elder abuse (INPEA)

Marie Beaulieu, Julien Cadieux Genesse, Kevin St-Martin

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical, psychological, social and financial health of older persons. On this subject, the United Nations published a policy brief on the…


The Covid-19 pandemic and the struggle to tackle gender-based violence

Meltem Ince Yenilmez

The purpose of this study is to look at the policies for the protection of women during pandemics while taking gender and feminist interests into crucial consideration. In…


Safeguarding adults and COVID-19: a sector-led improvement response

Adi Cooper

This study aims to describe the sector-led response to the COVID-19 pandemic and national lockdown in terms of safeguarding adults.

Safeguarding adults practice and remote working in the COVID-19 era: challenges and opportunities

Ann Anka, Helen Thacker, Bridget Penhale

This exploratory paper aims to examine the literature on the impact of COVID-19 on safeguarding adults practice.

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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