The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 3 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents

Adult protection in professional care services: the role of the employer

Leo Quigley

The characteristics and causes of adult abuse are under‐researched, so the opportunity to make recommendations for practice has been limited. Action to prevent or minimise…

Whistling in the wind? Constructions of whistleblowers in health and social care

Jill Manthorpe

This article explores a number of reported cases of whistleblowing. While this activity is encouraged and has been given certain legislative protection, the costs of…


The HIV testing of a man with learning disabilities: informed consent, confidentiality and policy

Paul Cambridge

Informed consent, confidentiality, disclosure, policy and the wider consequences of HIV testing are issues explored in this paper concerning a man with learning…


Health and social care workers' knowledge and application of the concept of duty of care

Karen McKenzie, Edith Matheson, Donna Paxton, George Murray, Kerry McKaskie

This study used vignettes to examine the understanding and application of the concept of duty of care by health and social care staff working in learning disability…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn