Good Practice in Social Work 9
This is a practical and trans-disciplinary guide for professionals working with vulnerable adults, who include the frail elderly, those with mental health problems or physical disabilities, learning disabilities or serious physical illness.
The contributors address key problems and dilemmas in working to protect these groups from abuse, and to support those who have already experienced abuse or neglect. They consider the procedural implications of the latest Department of Health guidance on working with vulnerable adults, and make practical suggestions for working with both victims and abusers.
Highlighting the importance of interagency working, the contributors show how the related fields of child abuse, domestic violence and adult abuse can come together to promote increased understanding and good practice. With its emphasis on effective practice and contributions from social work, general medical practice, criminal justice and adult protection, this collection will be an indispensable resource for students, practitioners, service managers and policy makers in all sectors.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
|Series:||Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Jacki Pritchard is a qualified social worker who has worked as a practitioner in both fieldwork and hospital settings. She is currently working as a trainer, consultant and researcher focusing on abuse, risk and violence.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Jacki Pritchard, Independent Trainer/Consultant/Researcher. 1. Comment on: 'No Secrets: Guidance On Developing Multi-Agency Policies and Procedures to Protect Vulnerable Adults from Abuse', Adrian Hughes, Isle of Wight Council. 2. Hard Care: The Role of an Adult Protection Unit and Co-ordinator, Mike Linnet, Gloucestershire Social Services. 3. What is Good Interviewing in Adult Abuse Work?: A police view, Steve Kirkpatrick, Thames Valley Police. 4.The Role of the General Practitioner, Iona Heath, Caversham Group Practice 5. The Role of the Medical Practitioner: A View from Australia, Susan Kurrle, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital. 6. The Role of the Registration and Inspection Officer, Adrian Hughes, Isle of Wight Council. 7. Wish We Weren't Here: A Conversation Between a Registration and Inspection Officer and a Social Worker About Abuse in Residential Settings, Janice Griffin, Registration and Inspection Officer, Sheffield City Council and Jacki Pritchard. 8. Abuse in Earlier Life: Older Women Speak Out, Jacki Pritchard. 9. Domestic Violence, Domestic Terrorism, District Judge Marilyn Mornington, Birkenhead District Registry. 10. Is it a Domestic? Or is it Adult Abuse? Ruth Ingram, Leeds Social Services. 11. Neglect: Not Grasping the Nettle and Hiding Behind Choice, Jacki Pritchard. 12. Abuse Issues Relating to People with Mental Health Problems, Tony Ryan, North West Mental Health Development Centre. 13. Afore Ye Go - Alcohol Abuse and Older People, Mike Linnett, Gloucestershire Social Services. 14. The Role of Citizen Advocacy in Adult Abuse Work, Jane Lawson, Winchester Area Community Action. Bibliographic References. Index.