This is an essential, practical guide to best practice in adult safeguarding which supports students and practitioners to develop the skills, knowledge and ethical awareness to confidently address the challenges of adult safeguarding across a wide range of practice contexts in the UK.
The authors explore the current context of adult safeguarding in the UK, together with the legislation, rights and principles that are the basis of best practice, and with a focus on developments in practice following the implementation of the Care Act (2014).
Practitioners are supported to develop their practice by exploring new research and innovative ways of working within the field, while promoting the importance of learning from experience and building resilience in adult safeguarding work. This book includes:
•helpful case studies and examples of professional decision making from experienced adult safeguarding practitioners;
•top tips and models to enable confident application of knowledge to practice;
•tools for reflection to extend the practitioner’s development.
“Covers both the legal framework and practice information about adult safeguarding in a balanced and well-informed manner. It will become a valuable tool for professionals working within this area.” Laura Pritchard-Jones, Keele University
"A thought-provoking book which enables the reader to be guided through the legal complexities of adult safeguarding using practical examples within a social care setting." Iwan Dowie, University of South Wales
"This book provides the practitioner with a valuable tool to use in their everyday work. Read it in full or refer to it in the course of your work." Doug Bale, former Head of Adult Safeguarding
Kate Spreadbury is an independent social worker specialising in adult safeguarding, has worked as a local authority adult safeguarding lead and with Safeguarding Adults Boards to review and develop policy and practice.
Rachel Hubbard is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at UWE Bristol. She is an experienced social worker and Best Interests Assessor and teaches mental capacity, deprivation of liberty and adult safeguarding law and practice.
Part 1: The Context of Adult Safeguarding
Human Rights: the principles that inform adult safeguarding
Adult Safeguarding Legislation
Mental Capacity and Adult Safeguarding
Definitions in Adult Safeguarding
Section 2: Good Adult Safeguarding Practice
Relationships, Values and Ethics
Assessment of Risk
Decision Making in Adult Safeguarding
Adult Safeguarding Enquiries
Recovery and Resolution