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Managing relations in adult protection: a qualitative study of the views of social services managers in England and Wales

Manthorpe, Jill, Hussein, Shereen, Penhale, Bridget, Perkins, Neil, Pinkney, Lisa, Reid, David (2010) Managing relations in adult protection: a qualitative study of the views of social services managers in England and Wales. Journal of Social Work Practice, 24 (4). pp. 363-376. ISSN 0265-0533. (doi:10.1080/02650531003651109) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Collaboration or partnership between different agencies is seen as an important part of resolving problematic social issues. This article reports on findings from interviews with 32 managers working in 26 local authority social services departments that were undertaken as part of a larger study of interagency working in adult protection in England and Wales (2004-2007). Themes of managing relations, system development and prioritisation emerged from the analysis of the interviews. These findings are set in the context of developments in adult protection or safeguarding in England and Wales. The article concludes that managers perceive relationships as key in implementing aspirations for adult safeguarding, in the context of a lack of statutory obligations and sets this in the context of policy and practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/02650531003651109
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1080/02650531003651109 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Social Work Practice [Field not mapped to EPrints]
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 20:56 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68378 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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