Adult protection alerts for people with intellectual disabilities: Patterns of risk

Beadle-Brown, Julie and Mansell, Jim and Cambridge, Paul and Milne, Alisoun and Whelton, Beckie (2008) Adult protection alerts for people with intellectual disabilities: Patterns of risk. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52 (8-9). p. 788. ISSN 0964-2633. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01094.x

Abstract

Aims: The study explored monitoring data from adult protection alerts collected by two local authorities in England between 1998 and 2005. This paper examines the data relating to people with intellectual disabilities to identify the nature, location and patterns of abuse. Method: Additional client information was imported from other client databases and integrated into a single database. The data for people with intellectual disabilities was then analysed in order to ascertain associations and patterns in the data. Results: The specific vulnerabilities of people with intellectual disabilities to abuse were identified in relation to the type and location of abuse, the perpetration of abuse, outcomes and responses. People with intellectual disabilities placed by other authorities were also found to be at a higher risk from multiple abuse and abuse from more than one perpetrator than those placed locally but with abuse more likely to be investigated and action more likely to be taken. Conclusions: Distinct patters are discernable in the abuse of people with intellectual disabilities and people in out of authority placements are more vulnerable to particular forms and types of abuse, information helpful for risk management in this area of policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Meeting Abstract
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
L Education
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Suzanne Duffy
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2009 12:39
Last Modified: 08 May 2014 14:01
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14820 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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