Adult protection in mental health and inpatient settings: an analysis of the recognition of adult abuse and use of adult protection procedures in working with vulnerable adults

This source preferred by Jo Parker

Authors: Galpin, D. and Parker, J.

Journal: The Journal of Adult Protection

Volume: 9

Issue: 2

Pages: 6-14

ISSN: 1466-8203

DOI: 10.1108/14668203200700009

Although there has been a commitment to develop a policy framework to support vulnerable adults at risk of abuse, there remains concern around its lack of use within National Health Service inpatient settings and mental health services in particular. A gap between policy and practice appears to have developed, which leaves inpatients vulnerable to inadequate responses to allegations of adult abuse. This article will provide a critical overview of the policy and practice issues that affect the use of adult protection procedures.

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