The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 5 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


Table of contents

Death and learning disability: a vulnerability perspective

Sue Read, David Elliott

People with learning disabilities often have to cope with death, dying and bereavement without being fully informed of the circumstances and sometimes without being told…

Assessing and understanding sexually abusive behaviours in men with learning disabilities

Craig Barlow

The issue of men with learning disabilities who offend sexually has received scant attention but is important for many practitioners in group care settings. This article…

Adult protection and the Criminal Records Bureau: making use of criminal conviction data

Paul Kingston, Hilary Brown, Ken Manktelow

The Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) offers a ‘one‐stop‐shop’ for checking the suitability of potential employees to work with adults in health and social care settings. This…

Warning: health ‘choices’ can kill

Margaret Flynn, Kirsty Keywood, Sara Fovargue

The White Paper Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century, is shaped by the principles of Legal and Civil Rights, Independence, Choice…

HelpAge International

Sarah Graham‐Brown, Stuart Connor

HelpAge International carries out work on issues of ageing and development across a worldwide network. Experience suggests that older people are struggling to be seen…

Undue influence?

Alison Brammer

This legal column includes discussion of a recently decided Court of Appeal case relevant to vulnerable adults and a review of Fair Access to Care Services, the guidance…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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