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|Title:||A study of adult protection referrals in two local authorities: an overview of findings for managers and practitioners|
|Author(s):||Paul Cambridge, (Senior Lecturer in Social Work in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, UK), Jim Mansell, (Chair in Applied Psychology of Learning Disability, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK), Julie Beadle-Brown, (Senior Lecturer, Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK), Alisoun Milne, (Reader in Social Gerontology and Social Work in the School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Research, University of Kent, Chatham Maritime, UK), Beckie Whelton, (Research Assistant at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK)|
|Citation:||Paul Cambridge, Jim Mansell, Julie Beadle-Brown, Alisoun Milne, Beckie Whelton, (2011) "A study of adult protection referrals in two local authorities: an overview of findings for managers and practitioners", Journal of Adult Protection, The, Vol. 13 Iss: 5, pp.238 - 250|
|Keywords:||Adult safeguarding, Elderly people, Intellectual disability, Monitoring data, Risk management|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14668201111178157 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report the key findings from a study of adult protection referrals collected by two English local authorities during 1998-2005.
Design/methodology/approach – Referrals were analysed for patterns relating to risk with client level data supplemented by information from the local authority databases and from the Care Quality Commission. The analysis also examined associations between adult protection processes and outcomes and looked at how adult protection monitoring data could be improved to better inform safeguarding management and practice at local and national level.
Findings – Sexual abuse was most frequently reported for people with intellectual disabilities, who were also at higher risk of abuse when living out of area. Older people were most at risk of financial abuse in community settings and of neglect in residential care.
Originality/value – The study identifies patterns of risk in the abuse of older people and those with intellectual disabilities and informs preventive interventions. It also indicates priorities for improving the quality and comparability of adult protection monitoring data.
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