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Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014

Safeguarding Adults Under the Care Act 2014

Understanding Good Practice

Edited by Adi Cooper OBE and Emily White. Foreword by Lyn Romeo.

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Following the Care Act 2014, this essential guide to adult safeguarding sets out the most current principles behind working in this area, presents core skills and knowledge to support best practice and shows how to overcome areas that present challenges to practitioners.
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Paperback / softback
2017, 8.90in x 5.91in / 226mm x 150mm, 288pp
ISBN: 9781785920943
2017, ePUB, 240pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-358-1
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Practice in safeguarding adults is changing, with a shift in approach to ensure it is person-centred and outcome-focused. The Care Act 2014 introduced new safeguarding duties for local authorities, and this book describes what up-to-date practice should look like, and how to provide the best quality care and support for adults who may be at risk of abuse or neglect.

Chapters cover core areas of practice according to Care Act and adult safeguarding principles, identify the fundamental skills and knowledge practitioners working in this area should be able to utilise and introduce the emerging challenging issues in the workplace. As well as being invaluable to practitioners working directly in this field, this is also ideally suited to be a text for any social work course or programme on adult safeguarding practice.


'This book offers a unique blend of case studies from everyday practice to strategic perspectives. A practical aid setting out key social work theories, research and legislative frameworks. This book is a must and should be a key text for anyone working with vulnerable adults.'
- Justine Collom, Principal Social Worker, London Borough of Sutton and Chair of the London Adult PSW Network

'Appropriate and timely, this book is an important and useful contribution for all those who are concerned about or who work with adults at risk of harm from abuse and neglect.'
- Bridget Penhale, Reader in Mental Health of Older People at University of East Anglia, Norwich and Co-editor of Journal of Adult Protection

'An important contribution to support all practitioners working with people who are experiencing abuse or neglect, or are at risk of these, in their lives.'
- From the foreword by Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults

'This publication brings a valuable new text for social workers and wider professionals working with people and in the arena of Adult safeguarding. A collection that allows for some challenge to thinking and practice reflection is always welcomed especially at a time where social work must embed human rights and civil liberties in all that it does. This book can only aid those discussions and professional development.'
- Adult PSW Network