The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 4 Issue 4

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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Adult protection case conferences: the chair's role

Jill Manthorpe, Pam Jones

This article has three aims: to develop understanding of the case conference in the protection of vulnerable adults; to focus on the role of the chair in order to help…


Protecting vulnerable adults where they may be both victim and perpetrator

Carol McKeough, Elizabeth Knell‐Taylor

This paper discusses how Kent Social Services addresses situations in which one vulnerable adult abuses another. This can challenge professional competencies and open up…


The Country Close enquiry ‐ some issues raised

Sue Garwood

An escalating situation in one of Hanover Housing Association's extra Care schemes resulted in an abuse enquiry. This article sketches the situation and the action taken…

White collar crime: vulnerable women, predatory clergymen

Margaret Kennedy

This paper examines themes that emerge from supporting adults who have been sexually violated by Church ministers and clergy. The author suggests that despite obstacles…

NHS systems that work to prevent abuse of vulnerable adults

Colin Clarke

The Government's stated aim to modernise health services has seen the establishment of agencies and safeguards designed to ensure quality and protect patients. This paper…


In Safe Hands: progress in Wales

Mick Collins

In the wake of publication of guidance by the National Assembly for Wales, a monitoring tool was developed for use in adult protection investigations. This paper explains…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn