Working with vulnerable adults

This source preferred by Jonathan Parker

Authors: Penhale, B. and Parker, J.

Publisher: Routledge

Place of Publication: London

ISBN: 9780415301916

This text provides a practical handbook for social workers, people working in social care and others working with vulnerable adults who have been, or are being, abused or who are at risk of being abused.

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Authors: Penhale, B. and Parker, J.

Pages: 1-189

ISBN: 9780203492932

DOI: 10.4324/9780203492932

© 2008 Bridget Penhale and Jonathan Parker. All rights reserved. This text provides an understanding of current professional practice in social and health care, examining abuse of vulnerable adults and the ways in which social policy, welfare services and practitioners may compound or alleviate vulnerability. Working with Vulnerable Adults develops a sound basis for understanding issues of risk, vulnerability and protection and investigates how agency policies and procedures may, often unintentionally, lead to the voice of service users being marginalised or unheard. Drawing on recent and established research about the protection of vulnerable adults, the book covers: Social work, social care settings and vulnerable adults. The concept of abuse and adult protection. Using the law in adult protection. Professional and quality assurance issues. Assessment in social work with vulnerable adults. Dealing with and managing vulnerability, risk and abuse. Adults with mental health difficulties, long-term conditions and learning disabilities. Community abuse and asylum seekers. Much contemporary social and health care practice with adults is concerned with issues of risk and protection. Working with Vulnerable Adults provides information and knowledge for students and practitioners who are interested in finding out more about this important field.

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