The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 4 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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The response to No Secrets

Dinah Mathew, Hilary Brown, Paul Kingston, Claudine McCreadie, Janet Askham

This article reports the results of a survey of local authorities, which asked about progress in responding to the Department of Health guidance, No Secrets. The findings…


Restraint and seclusion: service user views

Heather Sequeira, Simon Halstead

Despite the controversy surrounding physical restraint and seclusion in the care of vulnerable adults, the views of service users have had little impact on current…


Physical interventions and aversive techniques in relation to people with learning disabilities in Norway

Ole Røed, Aslak Syse

Behaviour programmes containing aversive elements came under scrutiny in Norway following the de‐institutionalisation of people with learning disabilities in the early…

‘Working in Partnership with No Secrets’ ‐ a whole system approach to consultation

Shelagh Doonan

In working to develop multiagency adult protection policy and procedures in West Sussex, we were looking for ways to increase engagement and ownership across agencies…


Establishing a protection committee in a campaigning organisation for deafblind people

Steve Kiekopf

Protection issues are a high priority for Sense, a specialist UK organisation working with people with deafblindness and associated disabilities. This paper reports on the…

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