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Safeguarding and personal budgets: the experiences of adults at risk

Aspinal, Fiona, Stevens, Martin, Manthorpe, Jill, Woolham, John, Samsi, Kritika, Baxter, Kate, Hussein, Shereen, Ismail, Mohamed (2019) Safeguarding and personal budgets: the experiences of adults at risk. The Journal of Adult Protection, 21 (3). pp. 157-168. ISSN 1466-8203. (doi:10.1108/JAP-12-2018-0030)

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper presents findings from one element of a study exploring the

relationship between personalisation, in the form of personal budgets for publicly funded

social care, and safeguarding.

Design/methodology/approach: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 people

receiving personal budgets who had recently been the focus of a safeguarding investigation.

Participants were recruited from two English local authority areas and data were subject to

thematic analysis.

Findings: The analysis identified three main themes: levels of information and awareness;

safeguarding concerns and processes; and choice and control. Many of the participants in

this small study described having experienced multiple forms of abuse or neglect

concurrently or repeatedly over time.

Research limitations/implications: This was a small-scale, qualitative study, taking place in

two local authorities. The small number of participants may have had strong opinions which

may or may not have been typical. However, the study provides some rich data on people’s

experiences.

Practical implications: The findings suggest that adults receiving personal budgets may need

information on an ongoing and repeated basis together with advice on how to identify and

address poor quality care that they are arranging for themselves. Practitioners need to be

aware of the influence of the level of information received and the interaction of

organisational or legal requirements when responding to safeguarding concerns when care

being supplied tries to reflect the benefits of choice and control.

Originality/value: This article reports original research asking adults with care and support

needs about the interaction between two key policies of safeguarding and personalisation.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/JAP-12-2018-0030
Uncontrolled keywords: Safeguarding, personalisation, personal budgets, direct payments, cash-for-care, abuse.
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Shereen Hussein
Date Deposited: 08 May 2019 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 12:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73801 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hussein, Shereen: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7946-0717
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