The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 5 Issue 2

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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What is financial abuse?

Hilary Brown

In this paper the meaning and use of the term ‘financial abuse’ is explored and new ways of looking at the phenomenon suggested. In particular the paper looks at the…


Financial abuse and charging for care: the views of social work and legal professionals

Bridget Penhale

This paper draws on findings from a study examining attitudes, practices and policy in relation to charging and assessing older people who were considering entering…


The work of the PGO in protecting vulnerable people from financial abuse

Sophie Burns, John Bowman

This paper explains the role, remit and mechanisms available to the Public Guardianship Office in relation to the administration of the financial affairs of adults unable…

Suspected financial abuse among cases administered by the PGO

Hilary Brown, Sophie Burns, Barry Wilson

The risk of financial abuse is a major concern for the PGO and the Court of Protection. Master Lush has suggested that some 10‐15% of cases brought to the Court involve…

Links between the Public Guardianship Office and social services departments

Barry Wilson, Sophie Burns, Hilary Brown

This paper explores the links between the PGO and social services in relation to abuse and to local authority management of the finances of vulnerable people. It also…

Still in safe hands: financial protection

Mick Collins

This short paper outlines the work of the advisory group established by the Welsh Assembly Government to monitor implementation progress and identify possible weakness in…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
  • Dr Margaret Flynn