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Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults: Criminal Justice and Adult Protection
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Contributors: Jacki Pritchard, Mark Pathak, Marilyn Mornington, Geraldine Monaghan, Steve Kirkpatrick, Glyn Hughes, Penny Letts, Simon Leslie,
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Language: English
Dimensions: 23.00 X 1.00 X 17.00
Publisher Code: 9781843109372
Date Added: 2018-08-09
Search Category: International
Jurisdiction: International


Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work.

It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies and good practice points.

This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including health and social care workers, care managers, support workers, volunteers, advocates, police, probation staff, prison staff, lawyers training officers and students.

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Table Of Contents:

Introduction. Jacki Pritchard, Independent Social Worker, JP Limited.1. A Review of Relevant Legislation in Adult Protection . Simon Leslie, Solicitor, Berkshire Joint Legal Team and Jacki Pritchard. 2. Scottish Legislative Framework for Supporting and Protecting Adults. Kathyrn Mackay, University of Stirling 3. How Police Investigate Crimes against Vulnerable Adults. Anonymous 4. Criminal Justice and Vulnerable Adults: Who Does What? Kathyrn Stone, Chief Executive, Voice UK.5. Confidentiality and Information-Sharing. Simon Leslie 6. The Vulnerable Adult and The Mental Capacity Act 2005. David Hewitt, Weightmans Solicitors 7. Capacity and Financial Abuse. Penny Letts, Policy Consultant and Trainer. 8. The Role of Advocacy and the Independent Mental Capacity Advocate (IMCA) in Adult Protection Work. Rob Harris, Advocacy Experience. 9. Being an IMCA: Experiences in Adult Protection Work. Teresa Gorczynska, Advocacy Partners. 10. The Commission for Social Care Inspection's Legal Powers: What it Can and Cannot Do. Adrian Hughes, Commission for Social Care Inspection 11. My Use of the Law in Protecting Vulnerable Adults: From Police Officer to Chief Executive of a Care Provider. Steve Kirkpatrick, formerly Thames Valley Police. 12. Reflexions on Practice. Introduction - Abuse, Harm and Justice. Jacki Pritchard. (I) Is There an Inevitable Tension Between the Investigation of Child Abuse and Adult Abuse Which is Detrimental to Both? Glyn Hughes, Lincolnshire Police. (II) A View from Wales: Communication, Mental Health Issues and Assessing Capacity. Alan Carter, North Wales Police. (III) Vulnerable Adult Abuse: The Legal Framework. Anonymous, Co-ordinator for the Protection of Vulnerable Adults. (IV) The Safeguarding Team Interface with the Law and the Legal Framework. Peter Sadler, Lincolnshire County Council. (V) The Lawyer and Case Conferences. Anonymous, Local Authority Lawyer. (VI) 10 Years of `Witness Support, Preparation and Profiling': The Investigations Support Unit, Liverpool City Council. Mark Pathak and Geraldine Monaghan, Liverpool City Council. (VII) Honour Based Violence and Forced Marriage. District Judge Marilyn Mornington. List of Contributors. Subject index. Author index.
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