The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 8 Issue 3

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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First steps: the UK national prevalence study of the mistreatment and abuse of older people

Claudine McCreadie, Anthea Tinker, Simon Biggs, Jill Manthorpe, Madeleine O'Keeffe, Melanie Doyle, Amy Hills, Bob Erens

The article outlines the background to the recently commissioned UK national study of the prevalence of elder abuse and explains the methodology adopted in Stages 1 and 2…

Invisible and Ill: three case reports of homelessness in older adults

Susan Benbow, Paul Cohen

We describe three homeless older people who presented to an old age psychiatry service. Homeless older adults are likely to have untreated mental and physical health…

Private family arrangements and the welfare of adults who lack capacity: an analysis of the safeguarding vulnerable groups bill

Katie Hanson, Tom Hamilton

The safeguarding vulnerable groups bill aims to improve the system of checks on staff and volunteers who want to work in social care, health or education. However, it…

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  • Dr Bridget Penhale
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