The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 4 Issue 3

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Older women's understanding of elder abuse: quality relationships and the ‘stresses of caregiving’

Hazel Morbey

Specifically feminist perspectives are largely absent from the developing discourse of elder abuse in the United Kingdom. This paper describes how focus groups were used…


The abuse of older men

Jacki Pritchard

Older men can and do experience abuse in various forms, even though men are more usually seen as perpetrators than victims. This paper argues that agencies must train…


Convergence or divergence? Responding to the abuse of disabled women

Barbara Fawcett

This paper examines three competing perspectives about appropriate positionings for disabled women in relation to abuse. It concludes that structural oppression must be…


Experiences of ‘care’ in mental health

Jeanette Henderson

The concept of care has attracted considerable policy and professional interest recently and there has been growing attention both to the needs of carers and how they may…



Rita Hirani

Powerhouse is unique in that it is the UK's first and only safe house for abused women with learning difficulties. It was originally formed so that women with learning…

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