The Adult Safeguarding Practice Handbook

By Kate Spreadbury and Rachel Hubbard

Published

May 20, 2020

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447351672

Dimensions

240 x 172 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 20, 2020

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447351689

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 20, 2020

Page count

216 pages

ISBN

978-1447351689

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
The Adult Safeguarding Practice Handbook

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

"Equips students whose career plans entail professional occupations that deal with safeguarding with necessary legal and practical information." Karen Corteen, Liverpool John Moores University

"Case studies and tools for reflection make this an excellent text to support students applying theoretical and legal knowledge to practice." Peter Simcock, Birmingham City University

“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.

Rachel Hubbard is Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Programme Leader for social work Continuing Professional Development at UWE Bristol. She is an experienced social worker and Best Interests Assessor.

1. Introduction

Part 1: The Context of Adult Safeguarding

2. Human Rights: The Principles that Inform Adult Safeguarding

3. Adult Safeguarding Legislation

4. Mental Capacity and Adult Safeguarding

5. Definitions in Adult Safeguarding

Part 2: Good adult safeguarding practice

6. Relationships, Values and Ethics

7. Assessment of Risk

8. Decision Making in Adult Safeguarding

9. Adult Safeguarding Enquiries

10. Recovery and Resolution

11. References

12. Statute, Case Law, Serious Case Reviews and Safeguarding Adults Reviews

13. Index