A study of adult protection referrals in two local authorities: An overview of findings for managers and practitioners

Cambridge, Paul and Mansell, Jim and Beadle-Brown, Julie and Milne, Alisoun and Whelton, Beckie (2011) A study of adult protection referrals in two local authorities: An overview of findings for managers and practitioners. Journal of Adult Protection, 13 (5). pp. 238-250. ISSN 1466-8203. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1108/14668201111178157) (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

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to report the key findings from a study of adult protection referrals collected by two English local authorities during 1998-2005.Design/methodology/approach - Referrals were analysed for patterns relating to risk with client level data supplemented by information from the local authority databases and from the Care Quality Commission. The analysis also examined associations between adult protection processes and outcomes and looked at how adult protection monitoring data could be improved to better inform safeguarding management and practice at local and national level.Findings - Sexual abuse was most frequently reported for people with intellectual disabilities, who were also at higher risk of abuse when living out of area. Older people were most at risk of financial abuse in community settings and of neglect in residential care.Originality/value - The study identifies patterns of risk in the abuse of older people and those with intellectual disabilities and informs preventive interventions. It also indicates priorities for improving the quality and comparability of adult protection monitoring data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Adult safeguarding, Elderly people, Intellectual disability, Monitoring data, Risk management
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Julie Beadle-Brown
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2014 10:58 UTC
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 10:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38011 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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