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Form and function: views from members of adult protection committees in England and Wales

Reid, David, Manthorpe, Jill, Perkins, Neil, Pinkney, Lisa, Hussein, Shereen (2009) Form and function: views from members of adult protection committees in England and Wales. Journal of Adult Protection, Journal of Adult Protection, 11 (4). pp. 20-29. ISSN 1466-8203. (doi:10.1108/14668203200900025) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:68410)

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Abstract

Little is known about the relationship between organisations charged with the protection of vulnerable adults in England and Wales. This paper investigates adult protection inter-agency relationships in the context of an adult protection framework that gave local authorities the lead role and charged other agencies with working in partnership with them. The data reported are from focus groups undertaken with members of 26 Adult Protection Committees (APCs) from England and Wales during 2005-2006. The APCs were selected using a stratified sampling frame and 271 professionals participated. Analysis revealed that participation in the local strategic decision-making setting of the APC was influenced by the local history of partnership working, information-sharing, affective relationships, understanding of respective roles and a shared acknowledgement of the importance of adult protection. The implications of these findings are discussed in the light of government reviews of local discretion around adult protection systems.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/14668203200900025
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints] U2 - 10.1108/14668203200900025 [Field not mapped to EPrints] JO - Journal of Adult Protection [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/68410 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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