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Patterns of Risk in Adult Protection Referrals for Sexual Abuse and People with Intellectual Disability

Cambridge, Paul, Beadle-Brown, Julie, Milne, Alisoun, Mansell, Jim, Whelton, Beckie (2011) Patterns of Risk in Adult Protection Referrals for Sexual Abuse and People with Intellectual Disability. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 24 (2). pp. 118-132. ISSN 1468-3148. (doi:10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00574.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

Background Adult protection monitoring data held by local authorities in England provide opportunities to

examine referrals for alleged sexual abuse for people with intellectual disability to identify patterns of risk.

Methods Adult protection monitoring data collected by two local authorities was analysed, with referrals for

alleged sexual abuse compared to referrals for other types of abuse for people with intellectual disability and

the wider research evidence.

Results Over a fifth of referrals related to alleged sexual abuse, with two-thirds of these for women. Sexual abuse

was confirmed in just over a quarter. Similarities were found with the findings of Brown et al. (Mental Handicap

Research, 8, 1995:3) across a range of key characteristics.

Conclusions Adult protection monitoring data can be used to provide risk management information on the

sexual abuse of people with intellectual disability. To maximize its potential, detailed case characteristics need

to be included and attention given to improving comparability between databases.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/j.1468-3148.2010.00574.x
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: ST - Patterns of Risk in Adult Protection Referrals for Sexual Abuse and People with Intellectual Disability [Field not mapped to EPrints] LB - 5125 [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: adult protection, intellectual disability, monitoring data, risk management, safeguarding adults, sexual abuse
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 14:49 UTC
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2019 10:35 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29329 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Milne, Alisoun: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0977-8156
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