Policy Press

The Adult Safeguarding Practice Handbook 2e

By Kate Spreadbury and Rachel Hubbard

Published

Oct 1, 2024

Page count

272 pages

Edition

2nd Edition

ISBN

978-1447374817

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Oct 1, 2024

Page count

272 pages

Edition

2nd Edition

ISBN

978-1447374824

Dimensions

244 x 170 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

"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

“This book is a useful starting point for practitioners and students who are exploring the area of safeguarding in social work, with valuable signposts for all practitioners in terms of the issues which may arise in the field.” The British Journal of Social Work

“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. She is a lead reviewer for Safeguarding Adult Reviews (SARs) and coordinator of the national SAR reviewer network.

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 with practice experience in adult social work, mental health and as a practice educator, best interests assessor and DoLS coordinator.

Introduction to Adult Safeguarding

Part 1: The context of adult safeguarding.

1. Human Rights: the principles which inform adult safeguarding

2. Adult Safeguarding legislation

3. Mental Capacity and adult safeguarding.

4. Definitions: Adults in need of care and support, harm, and eligibility

Part 2: Adult Safeguarding Practice

5. Relationships, Values and Ethics

6. Working with risk

7. Decision making in Adult Safeguarding.

8. Adult Safeguarding Enquiries

9. Redress, recovery, and resolution