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Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

Second Edition

June 2011 | 224 pages | Learning Matters
This fully-revised Second Edition looks at how practitioners and students can achieve best-practice when working with vulnerable adults.

The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and inter-professional practice.

PART ONE: The Policy Framework
- Policy to Practice
- Human Rights and Wrongs: The Human Rights Act 1998
- Making Choices: The Mental Capacity Act 2005
- Adult Protection: The Scottish Legislative Framework
PART TWO: Empowering Practice
- Learning from Safeguarding Children
- Domestic Violence: Understanding the Connections
- Working with Difference
- Developing User-Focused Communication Skills
PART THREE: Effective Practice
- Organisational Cultures and the Management of Change
- Effective Collaborative Working
- Working with Risk
- Inquiries and Serious Case Reviews: Listening and Learning
Appendix: Subject benchmark for social work

Very easy manageable book that breaks down all the areas in safegaurding. Would highly recommend for level 3 learners and higher.

Mrs Kerry Clayton
Early Years Dept, Hopwood Hall College
March 24, 2014

This text will also be adopted for second year specialist modules aswell as first year introductory module Law and Safeguarding. I found the case studies engaging and I like the emphasis on contexts around 'risk'

Mr Simon Rogerson
Social Work (Preston), University of Central Lancashire
September 9, 2013

This book provides social work students with a comprehensive understanding and insight into the complexities of adult safeguarding. I will definitely be recommending this text book on the Master's social work degree programme at the University of Wolverhampton.

Miss Fiona Morgan
School of health and wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
September 3, 2013

A very informative book, a must read for practitioners.

Miss Nicola McDonagh
Adult Skills, North Lindsey College
July 25, 2013

The book is recommended for students on QCF Level 5, all pathways.

Mr Maurice Fordy
Sociology and Social Work/Policy, Solihull College
January 23, 2013

A very comprehensive book and excellent for mental health and capacity case work as well as training

Mr Barry Turner
Social Work (Lincoln), Lincoln University
January 23, 2013

The whole of the series form useful entires to the r subject area and are a great starting point for our students- highly recommended

Mrs Andrea Bailey
Social Work, Advice Work & Soc Studies, Staffordshire University
January 18, 2013

A key text that will join Davies and others in supporting the teaching of this aspect of social work practice.

Mrs Kay Wall
Social Work Office (Redditch), North East Worcestershire College
December 14, 2012

Good introduction to a topical issue in practice.

Mr Michael Lyne
School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
December 11, 2012

An excellent, informative book that will be very useful for students.

Mrs Karen James
Care, Coleg Sir Gar
November 26, 2012

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