Working to safeguard adults is a complex area of practice that requires careful balancing of autonomy, protection and risk. In order to make good, lawful judgements about when and how to intervene, practitioners therefore need to have a comprehensive understanding of how the law applies to safeguarding adults.
In this text book best-selling author Alison Brammer brings together the many strands of adult safeguarding to provide a succinct guide to the legal framework. Designed to equip practitioners with the relevant knowledge for practice, it lays out the current legislation and guidance and applies it to different areas of adult safeguarding, including defining 'abuse', assessing capacity and dealing with cases of criminal law. The book goes on to analyse key examples of serious case reviews, including the cases of Steve Hoskin and Michael Gilbert.Whether taking a module on Social Work Law or Safeguarding, or a qualified Social Worker, this concise guide to a key aspect of practise is essential reading.
About the Author
Alison Brammer is a solicitor and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Law, Keele University, UK. Alison is heavily involved with training work with Social Services Departments, is Director of the MA courses in Safeguarding Adults and Child Care Law and Practice at Keele University and is Legal Editor of the Journal of Adult Protection.
Dr Laura Pritchard-Jones is a Lecturer in the School of Law at Keele University, UK. Her interests lie mainly in social work law as it pertains to adults, mental capacity law, and adult safeguarding. She obtained her PhD from the University of Manchester in 2016, which focussed on mental disability law as it applies to older adults. She currently leads the MA Safeguarding Adults: Law, Policy, and Practice course at Keele University, and is involved with training Best Interests Assessors.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- 1. Guidance, Policies and Procedures.- 2. Support and Prevention.- 3. Criminal Law and Safeguarding.- 4. Capacity and Safeguarding.- 5. Regulation.- 6. Other Legal Provision.- 7. Messages from Serious Case Reviews.- 8. Conclusions.- Useful Websites.- Glossary.- Bibliography.- Index
What People are Saying About This
This book provides practitioners with a clear and detailed explanation of the law and how it applies to adult safeguarding. It is essential reading for anybody working in the field.' – John Williams, Head of Department and Professor of Law, Aberystwyth University, Wales