The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 3 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents

Managing aggression and violence in care settings: a review of the legal and ethical content of staff training courses

Bernard Beech

Staff must have an appreciation of legal and ethical issues associated with the people they care for, particularly when physical restraint to manage aggression or violence…

Physical interventions — from policy to practice

John Harris

This paper considers good practice in the use of physical interventions. It describes work undertaken to establish a consensus around policy principles in relation the use…

Physical abuse and physical interventions in learning disabilities: an element of risk?

Peter Baker, David Allen

People with learning disabilities who present challenging behaviour are particularly vulnerable to physical abuse. It is argued that training in physical intervention…

Institutional care for older people — the dark side

Olaug Juklestad

This paper looks at abuse of older people in institutions in Norway, using information and insights drawn from the author's own practice, newspaper articles and…

Restraint: cause for continuing concern?

Les Bright

This paper by the deputy chief executive of Counsel and Care describes the work this important voluntary organisation has undertaken to examine physical intervention…

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