The Journal of Adult Protection: Volume 9 Issue 1

Evidence-based practice in relation to safeguarding adults


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An inspector calls: adult protection in the context of the NSFOP review

Jill Manthorpe, Michelle Cornes, Jo Moriarty, Joan Rapaport, Steve Iliffe, Jane Wilcock, Roger Clough, Les Bright

This article reports on the findings of the inspections and consultations undertaken as part of the evaluation of the National Service Framework for Older People. It…

Boats against the current: vulnerable adults in police custody

Ian Cummins

One effect of the policy of deinstitutionalisation has been to increase police contact with people, who are experiencing the effects of acute mental illness. Policy…

Capacity to protect — the Mental Capacity Act explained

Toby Williamson

2007 marks a major step forward in the history of adult protection with the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in England and Wales. Understandably, debates about…

The social construction of violence in old age

Josef Hörl

Varying definitions and conceptualisations of violence in old age exist within and between the scientific community, medical and social work professionals, family carers…

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