The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 3 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents

Evaluating self‐determination: an adult protection case study

Michael Preston‐Shoot

Self‐determination is widely regarded as a core social work value and as central to work in adult protection. However, it is not unproblematic and raises difficult…

A need for consistency: policy response to crime and abuse against people with learning disabilities

Jane Evans, Christopher Williams

Using data from a survey of social services departments, this paper looks at how local authorities are addressing the needs of people with learning disabilities for…

Crossing the divide: the role of inspection units in protecting vulnerable adults

June Stein, Hilary Brown

The registration and inspection of residential care services for vulnerable adults rests with local government but in 2002 responsibility passes to the new Commission for…

Victim Support: a profile

Dame Reeves

In the latest in a series of profiles of organisations that provide services within the wider adult protection setting, Helen Reeves describes how Victim Support meets and…

Human Rights Act 1998: implications for adult protection

Alison Brammer

The recent incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into UK domestic law as the Human Rights Act 1998 is predicted to have a major impact on all aspects of…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn