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Models of adult safeguarding in England: A review of the literature

Graham, Katherine, Norrie, Caroline, Stevens, Martin, Moriarty, Jo, Manthorpe, Jill, Hussein, Shereen (2016) Models of adult safeguarding in England: A review of the literature. Journal of Social Work, 16 (1). pp. 22-46. ISSN 1468-0173. (doi:10.1177/1468017314556205)

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Abstract

Summary This article presents the findings of a narrative synthesis of literature published between January 2000 and September 2013 exploring the organisation of adult safeguarding services in England. The review sought to identify the characteristics of safeguarding practice, which may be important for local authorities to consider when choosing between models of organisation. Findings The findings suggest that the development of adult safeguarding policy and practice has prompted local authorities to develop specialist safeguarding roles. The implications of specialism have not been extensively explored. However, several important characteristics of safeguarding practice are identifiable from the literature including specialism within the organisation of adult safeguarding; decision-making and thresholds for safeguarding response; and multi-agency working. Applications The review found limited evidence relating to the organisation of adult safeguarding, which suggests that further empirical research is needed. The critical features of safeguarding practice identified here comprise a useful starting point from which to explore the implications of different ‘models’ of safeguarding organisation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1468017314556205
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1177/1468017314556205 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Social Work [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Social work, adult, safeguarding, organisation, adult abuse, decision-making
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 > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2018 11:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68310 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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