The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 3 Issue 3

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Managing abuse inquiries: methodology, organisation, process and politics

Paul Cambridge

This paper offers a framework for managing abuse inquiries in social care. Drawing on experience of an inquiry into the physical abuse of people with learning disabilities…

Seeking effective approaches to elder abuse in institutional settings

Jonathan Parker

Although in recent years elder abuse has attracted considerable social and professional attention, it is still in the opinion of many a taboo subject. In this paper the…

Physical interventions in the management of aggression and violence: legal, professional and ethical considerations

Christopher Stirling

The use of physical interventions in the management of aggressive and violent behaviour continues to divide opinion and practice. In learning disability services, it is…

Public Concern at Work: supporting public‐interest whistleblowing

Robin van den Hende

Public Concern at Work is the UK's leading charitable organisation promoting accountability and good practice in the workplace. It does this by helping ensure concerns…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn