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Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

Second Edition

June 2011 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This fully-revised Second Edition looks at how practitioners and students can achieve best-practice when working with vulnerable adults.

The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and inter-professional practice.

PART ONE: The Policy Framework
- Policy to Practice
- Human Rights and Wrongs: The Human Rights Act 1998
- Making Choices: The Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Adult Protection: The Scottish Legislative Framework
PART TWO: Empowering Practice
- Learning from Safeguarding Children
- Domestic Violence: Understanding the Connections
- Working with Difference
- Developing User-Focused Communication Skills
PART THREE: Effective Practice
- Organisational Cultures and the Management of Change
- Effective Collaborative Working
- Working with Risk
- Inquiries and Serious Case Reviews: Listening and Learning
Appendix: Subject benchmark for social work

This text allows students to understand the fundamentals of social work and the impact it can have on Adults and how we can safeguard vulnerable individuals.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE And FE
April 4, 2017

Safeguarding is essential within social work practice and this book enables the individual to gain a better, clearer and valuable insight into adult abuse and the need to ensure that it remains high on the agenda for all when working with vulnerable adults.

Mr Gary Michael Parle
Health, Social Studies & Early Years, New College Durham
September 30, 2016

A fantastic book for anyone working with vulnerable adults. Safeguarding explanations given, descriptions of indicators of abuse and who are at risk. Information on surveys and statistics on abuse and why and how these have been carried out.Factors that could cause people to abuse and the signs that abuse may be happening a very well written and presented book, have even bought another copy for use in professional practice as well as teaching.

Miss Sam Ford
Health and Social Care, South Essex College
August 18, 2015

An Excellent text which gives a superb overview of contemporary issues in relation to safeguarding adults in social work

Mr Paul Rimmer
Social Work , Edge Hill University
June 24, 2015

This book offers a valuable insight into the once neglected subject area of Adult Abuse. It helps students and practitioners understand the ever changing world of abuse and allows them to implement different methodologies within their own practice.

Miss Ella Malton
Department of Health & Social Studies, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
April 13, 2015

A valuable introduction to the area of Safeguarding adults for students first studying this area of social work practice. This text provides a great introduction to the topic and an ideal platform for further reading and development of greater knowledge.

Ms Claire Bates
Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University
January 28, 2015

This is an easy to read text book for HNC Health and Social care students. The book clearly explains to students how safegaurding issues can, should and are addressed within social work.

This book compliments the Safegaurding Adults in Nursing Practice book written by Ruth Northwat and Robert Jenkins.

These books together offer students a valuable insight into how both professions deal with simialr issues.

Mr Denise Nannetti
Education (Stevenage), North Herts College
January 5, 2015

Recommended as a complimentary resource to our safeguarding vulnerable adults module. Very useful resource

Miss Tracy Robson
Community Studies, Truro College
October 23, 2014

I found this book easy to read and, as a practising social worker, it includes information relevant to current social work practice. It is definately a title I would recommend to students or newly qualified social workers with little practice knowledge of safeguarding adults in order to gain a better understanding of this area of social work.

Mrs Erin King
School of Midwifery, Nursing and Social Work, Univ. of Manchester
August 12, 2014

This is very good book, and one of the few texts available one this subject. It is well written and gives a clear perspective of adult safeguarding from a social care viewpoint

Mr David Hanley
Health and Community Studies, Univ. of Bolton
July 10, 2014