The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 23 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Psychological factors of fear of crime: an empirical study of older people in Lucknow, India

Avanish Bhai Patel

The incidents of elder victimisation and cases of victimisation, in general, are increasing fast in the society. These incidents have had negative impact on the sense of…

Primary care physicians’ identifying abuse of older adults in the small island state of Trinidad and Tobago

Camille Huggins, Akeem Modeste-James, Jennifer Rouse

This study aims to examine primary care physicians who are in a tenable position to identify signs of abuse in older adults as well as provide an opportunity to safeguard…

Protecting vulnerable adults in Singapore: the creation of the Vulnerable Adults Act 2018

Jill Manthorpe, Joanne Liming Chen

The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyse the development and content of the Vulnerable Adults Act 2018 (hereafter “the Act”) in Singapore. It reports the…

Three early papers on self-neglect

Stephen Martineau

The paper examines three English research papers on self-neglect, from 1957, 1966 and 1975, discussing them in the context of more recent thinking and the statutory…

Older adults and “scams”: evidence from the Mass Observation Archive

Jan Bailey, Louise Taylor, Paul Kingston, Geoffrey Watts

The issue of financial abuse is highlighted in the Care Act (2014). One category of financial abuse is consumer fraud or “scams.” Evidence suggests that scams are becoming…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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