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A personal touch? Managing the risk of abuse during intimate and personal care for people with intellectual disabilities and complex needs

Cambridge, Paul (2000) A personal touch? Managing the risk of abuse during intimate and personal care for people with intellectual disabilities and complex needs. In: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. 44. 229 -229. Blackwell (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2788.2002.00358.x) (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

The present paper draws on experience from research and development work on intimate and personal care for people with intellectual disabilities to develop a framework for managing the risks of abuse during the provision of intimate and personal care. A series of considerations for risk management are identified from interviews with the staff and managers of residential and day support services for people with intellectual disabilities and complex needs. These are then explored in relation to adult protection practice and policy, and suggestions are made for improving adult protection in this critical area of development in social care services for people with intellectual disabilities. The key concerns addressed include the boundary between intimate and personal care, balancing privacy with safety, gender, ethnicity and culture, effective communication with individuals, managing agency and bank staff, the nature of records and guidelines, management supervision and peer review, the sexuality of staff, and the sexualized behaviours of service users. The productivity of links with a wider range of vulnerable adults and other policies are also explored.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1046/j.1365-2788.2002.00358.x
Additional information: Document Type: Meeting Abstract
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2009 19:38 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 14:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16200 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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