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Welfare Reform on the Web (September 2010): Services for the disabled - UK

Leading the change from adult protection to safeguarding adults: more than just semantics

A. Reece

Journal of Adult Protection, vol.12, Aug. 2010, p. 30-34

This article presents a model for a prevention of abuse of vulnerable adults strategy that could be used by UK local authorities. The strategy would comprise five main components:

  1. reducing the likelihood of repeat episodes of abuse
  2. empowering people to safeguard themselves
  3. improving services and systems quality
  4. earlier detection of abuse
  5. analysis of safeguarding data to understand and mitigate risk factors.
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