The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 23 Issue 6

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Universal credit, gender and structural abuse

Jonathan Parker, Kelly Veasey

This paper aims to explore Joint couple payments under Universal Credit which tend to privilege male partners. This may entrap women in abusive relationships, foster…

Theoretical approaches to elder abuse: a systematic review of the empirical evidence

João Filipe Fundinho, Diana Cunha Pereira, José Ferreira-Alves

The study of theoretical models explaining elder abuse has been one of the main gaps in the literature of the field. The extent of support of each theory is not clear…

Getting our voice heard: empowering people with a learning disability to influence adult safeguarding policy

Lorna Montgomery, Gavin Davidson, Berni Kelly, Linda McKendry, Leslie-Anne Newton, Paul Webb, Lisamarie Wood

The purpose of this paper is to present an examination of the development of adult safeguarding policy from the perspectives of both policymakers and those who have sought…

Social work expertise, best interests and the court of protection

Jaime Lindsey, Mary O’Reardon

The purpose of this paper is to consider the role of social work professional evidence in mental capacity law, specifically Court of Protection proceedings. The authors…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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