Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults
256 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:15 Oct 2008
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Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults

Criminal Justice and Adult Protection

Edited by Jacki Pritchard
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work.It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies and good practice points.This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including health and social care workers, care managers, support workers, volunteers, advocates, police, probation staff, prison staff, lawyers training officers and students.
RELATED TOPICS: Criminology, Law, Social Work
'I found' the explanation of the different professionals involved in adult protection very helpful. Given the breadth of contributors and the content being presented, the book is written in a fairly accessible format... This book is useful for those involved in caring for vulnerable adults.'- Dementia Journal'The accessibility of the text, concise overview of legislation and policy, and its application in the real world will not only be interesting to students, but also provide very good examples of reflective writing... The text provides an insight into the work of many others who seemingly have the same goals, but with different ways of achieving them and different regulations governing their methods and understanding of the priorities.'- The British Journal of Forensic Practice'This ambitious book brings together a host of perspectives to capture the current state of criminal justice for vulnerable adults while simultaneously offering a reflection on experiences of the past, and the lessons learned from them.'- Professional Social Work'It is a well-edited collection of contributions from a wide variety of practitioners and experts who, between them, provide interesting angles in this comprehensive commentary and account of "safeguarding". Amongst the contributors are social workers, lawyers, an advocate, inspector, judge, nurse, and police officer, and, of course, Jacki Pritchard, the editor, who is an eminent authority on the subject. I found the chapter, "how the police investigate crimes against vulnerable adults", fascinating, useful, and full of good sense.'- Caring Times
Jacki Pritchard is a qualified social worker registered with the General Social Care Council with extensive experience as a practitioner and manager in both fieldwork and hospital settings. She is currently working as an independent social worker, trainer, consultant and researcher focusing on abuse, risk and violence, and is series editor of the Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice series and the Violence and Abuse series, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Introduction. Jacki Pritchard, Independent Social Worker, JP Limited.1. A Review of Relevant Legislation in Adult Protection . Simon Leslie, Solicitor, Berkshire Joint Legal Team and Jacki Pritchard. 2. Scottish Legislative Framework for Supporting and Protecting Adults. Kathyrn Mackay, University of Stirling 3. How Police Investigate Crimes against Vulnerable Adults. Anonymous 4. Criminal Justice and Vulnerable Adults: Who Does What? Kathyrn Stone, Chief Executive, Voice UK.5. Confidentiality and Information-Sharing. Simon Leslie 6. The Vulnerable Adult and The Mental Capacity Act 2005. David Hewitt, Weightmans Solicitors 7. Capacity and Financial Abuse. Penny Letts, Policy Consultant and Trainer. 8. The Role of Advocacy and the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) in Adult Protection Work. Rob Harris, Advocacy Experience. 9. Being an IMCA: Experiences in Adult Protection Work. Teresa Gorczynska, Advocacy Partners. 10. The Commission for Social Care Inspection's Legal Powers: What it Can and Cannot Do. Adrian Hughes, Commission for Social Care Inspection 11. My Use of the Law in Protecting Vulnerable Adults: From Police Officer to Chief Executive of a Care Provider. Steve Kirkpatrick, formerly Thames Valley Police. 12. Reflexions on Practice. Introduction - Abuse, Harm and Justice. Jacki Pritchard. (I) Is There an Inevitable Tension Between the Investigation of Child Abuse and Adult Abuse Which is Detrimental to Both? Glyn Hughes, Lincolnshire Police. (II) A View from Wales: Communication, Mental Health Issues and Assessing Capacity. Alan Carter, North Wales Police. (III) Vulnerable Adult Abuse: The Legal Framework. Anonymous, Co-ordinator for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults. (IV) The Safeguarding Team Interface with the Law and the Legal Framework. Peter Sadler, Lincolnshire County Council. (V) The Lawyer and Case Conferences. Anonymous, Local Authority Lawyer. (VI) 10 Years of `Witness Support, Preparation and Profiling': The Investigations Support Unit, Liverpool City Council. Mark Pathak and Geraldine Monaghan, Liverpool City Council. (VII) Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage. District Judge Marilyn Mornington. List of Contributors. Subject index. Author index.
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