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Accusations of misconduct among staff working with vulnerable adults in England and Wales: their claims of mitigation to the barring authority

Hussein, Shereen, Martineau, Stephen, Stevens, Martin, Manthorpe, Jill, Rapaport, Joan, Harris, Jess (2009) Accusations of misconduct among staff working with vulnerable adults in England and Wales: their claims of mitigation to the barring authority. Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, 31 (1). pp. 17-32. ISSN 0964-9069. (doi:10.1080/09649060902761370) (KAR id:68409)

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Abstract

The vetting and barring scheme known as the POVA (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) List established in England and Wales by the Care Standards Act (2000) was intended to provide greater assurance about the quality of social care for adults. This article reports on part of a larger research study investigating the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) List. It focuses on different kinds of mitigation used by staff to counter allegations of harming vulnerable adults and how these differ in relation to various types of abuse as well as other factors. The results are based on quantitative analyses of a detailed sample of 298 referral records of the POVA List and qualitative interviews with civil servants administering the POVA scheme. Details of the mitigation claimed by 135 workers are examined and these elements are described in relation to mitigation for the person and mitigation of the misconduct. Messages from the analysis are discussed in relation to the workforce, employers and adult safeguarding systems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09649060902761370
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1080/09649060902761370 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > 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: 16 Nov 2021 10:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/68409 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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