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The Straightforward Guide to Safeguarding Adults: From Getting the Basics Right to Applying the Care Act and Criminal Investigations, Edition 2019 (PDF)

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About the book:

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Author (s): Deborah Barnett

Pages: 351

Edition: 2019

Language: English

Size: 2 Mb



Who should read this book and how to use the information

The author

Safeguarding and safety

My philosophy of the learning process in safeguarding

The ethos of safeguarding practice

How much knowledge is enough in safeguarding adults?

How much legislation do I need to know?

The academics of safeguarding

The psychology of safeguarding

The sociology of safeguarding

The criminology of safeguarding

The law in safeguarding decision making

How do we make decisions as practitioners?

1. Introduction: An Overview of the Process

2. The History – From No Secrets to the Care Act 2014

The role of safeguarding defined by the consequentialist nature of the Care Act 2014

Strategic safeguarding structures

The operational safeguarding team/practitioners acting within a multi-agency dynamic

3. Indicators of Abuse and Neglect, Including Indicators of Trauma

The impact of abuse or neglect: trauma

Financial abuse

Physical abuse

Domestic abuse

Self-neglect and hoarding

Homelessness and safeguarding considerations in relation to trauma

Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation

Psychological abuse

Modern slavery

Discriminatory abuse

Organisational abuse (formerly known as institutional abuse)

Neglect and acts of omission

4. Capacity, Consent and Information Sharing

Can I make a safeguarding referral when the person is capacitated and does not consent?

5. Safeguarding Eligibility Criteria

The three-part test

Who meets these eligibility criteria?

Eligibility criteria case examples

Responsibility for safeguarding adults, application of eligibility criteria, risk assessment and response to enquiries

6. How Do We Respond to Increasing Safeguarding Demands?

Journey of support – not eligible for local authority services

Journey of support – eligible for local authority services

Social work intervention models

7. Making Safeguarding Personal

Equitable access to services, equitable treatment and reasonable adjustments

Increasing communication and involvement

‘Making safeguarding personal’ throughout the process

Increasing the economic, social, political, spiritual, psychological and physiological strength of a person, as an individual, within their family and within their community

Example of a person-centred safety plan

Maintaining human rights, including the right to private life (autonomy)

Equitable access to criminal justice

8. Working with the Police: Reasonable Suspicion, Reporting

Crime and Preserving Evidence

Police powers of arrest

Points to prove and safeguarding support in preserving evidence

Competence, giving evidence and special measures

Capacity and credibility

Witness support, preparation and profiling (based on the Liverpool model)

9. Special and Additional Measures

The use of screens

Live links

To dispense with the wearing of wigs and gowns

Video-recorded evidence-in-chief

Video-recorded cross-examination

The use of intermediaries

Witness profiling

Witness support, preparation and profiling considerations

10. How Do I Manage Cases of Escalating Risk or Multiple Abuse?

The executive strategy process

11. Safeguarding Adults Reviews

The purpose of a safeguarding adults review

Referral process and decision-making panel/process

Focus on victim, family and friends

Proportionality in a safeguarding adults review

Links and interfaces with other reviews

The scope of the review

How to choose the appropriate person to conduct the review

Making the safeguarding adults review/domestic homicide review process personal

Joint commissioning of reviews

12. Conclusion

Moving forward



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