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Safeguarding and system change: early perceptions of the implications for adult protection services of the English Individual Budgets pilots: a qualitative study

Manthorpe, Jill, Stevens, Martin, Rapaport, Joan, Harris, Jess, Jacobs, Sally, Challis, David J., Netten, Ann, Knapp, Martin R J., Wilberforce, Mark, Glendinning, Caroline and others. (2009) Safeguarding and system change: early perceptions of the implications for adult protection services of the English Individual Budgets pilots: a qualitative study. British Journal of Social Work, 39 (8). pp. 1465-1480. ISSN 0045-3102. (doi:10.1093/bjsw/bcn028) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Cash for care or consumer-directed services are increasing in scope and size in Europe

and North America. The English Department of Health initiated a pilot form of personalised

support for adults (Individual Budgets) in 13 local authorities that aimed to extend

opportunities for users of social care services to determine their own priorities and preferences

in the expectation that this will enhance their well-being. This article reports on

and discusses interviews undertaken with adult protection leads in the 13 Individual

Budgets sites about the linkages to their work, their perceptions of the launch of the

pilots and the policy s fit with safeguarding and risk agendas. The interviews were

undertaken as part of the national evaluation of the pilots, which aims to evaluate

outcomes and identify the contexts and mechanisms of those outcomes. Findings of

this part of the study were that the adult protection leads were not central to the

early implementation of Individual Budgets and that some of their concerns about

the risk of financial abuse were grounded in the extent of this problem among

current service users. The implications of their perceptions for the roll out of Individual

Budgets are debated in this article with a focus on risk and the policy congruence

between potentially competing agendas of choice and control and of protection and

harm reduction.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/bjsw/bcn028
Uncontrolled keywords: adult protection, personalisation, social care, individual budgets, risk
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: R. Bass
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2009 13:37 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/15668 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Netten, Ann: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2567-8523
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