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Adult Support and Incapacity (Scotland) Bill: adults with incapacity and other measures

Author:
PAYNE Jude
Publisher:
Scottish Parliament
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
26p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 30 March 2006 by Andy Kerr MSP. This briefing concentrates on the Parts 2 and 3 of the Bill, which contains provisions amending the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 (the 2000 Act), the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 (the 1968 Act) and the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 (the 2003 Act). This briefing will take each of these key areas, and, for each, provide background information on relevant policy developments, including the current legislative framework where appropriate. It will then discuss the main proposals in the Bill for each area, in conjunction with relevant policy documents.

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The impact of relationship dynamics on the detection and reporting of elder abuse occurring in domestic settings

Authors:
JACKSON Shelly L., HAFEMEISTER Thomas L.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 27(2), 2015, pp.121-145.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

There is a keen desire to increase the detection and reporting of elder abuse. The purpose of this study was to describe the circumstances under which abuse is detected and reported and to identify the relationship dynamics that might be impacting detection and reporting decisions. Interviews were conducted with 71 Adult Protective Services (APS) caseworkers, 55 of their elderly clients, and 32 third-party adults. Detection and reporting are distinct but related acts. The temporal relationship between detection and reporting generally differed depending on the nature and quality of the relationship between (a) the victim and offender and (b) the victim and reporter. Efforts to increase reporting may benefit from taking into consideration these relationship dynamics. A range of individuals detected and reported elder abuse, including victims, under a range of circumstances, reinforcing the value of public efforts to increase awareness of elder abuse. (Edited publisher abstract)

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What happens to the “hand that rocked the cradle”? a study of elderly abuse in India

Authors:
BHATTACHARYA Sonali, BHATTACHARYA Shubhaseesh
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 16(3), 2014, pp.166-179.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the possible causes of elderly abuse in India and its repercussions for the society, based on the real cases and reports. Design/methodology/approach: A multiple case study approach has been used for the study sourced from archival newspaper reports, crime reports, and narration. Findings: Greater vigilance and more effective legislation would be required to solve the problem related to elder abuse. Originality/value: There is not much study of causes, consequences, effectiveness of the legal system with respect to elderly abuse in India. In that way, it will be a unique contribution. (Publisher abstract)

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You are not, any of you, my mother: what happened to the safeguarding power of entry?

Author:
HEWITT David
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 16(1), 2014, pp.41-51.
Publisher:
Emerald

Purpose: This paper aims to consider the recent consultation on a new safeguarding power of entry and seeks to provide a critique of the government's conclusions in that regard. Design/methodology/approach: The paper analyses the report of the consultation exercise (Care and Support Draft Bill) and sets it against those of earlier, comparable ones. Findings: The government's conclusions were supported by only a minority of respondents. A majority of respondents, and an overwhelming majority of health and social care professionals, came to a very different conclusion. Originality/value: This is believed to be the first time the government's conclusions have been analysed in this way or placed in their present context (Edited publisher abstract)

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The adult support and protection (Scotland) act 2007 part 1: guidance for adult protection committees

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This guidance is issued under section 47 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 which requires Adult Protection Committees (APCs) and councils to have regard to any guidance issued by Scottish Ministers about their functions under sections 42 to 46 of the Act. This guidance principally relates to Part 1 although the Annex covers other provisions in more detail. Part 1 introduces new measures to identify and protect ‘adults at risk of harm’ which include: placing a duty on Councils to make inquiries and investigations to establish whether or not action is required to stop or prevent harm occurring; a requirement for specified public bodies to co-operate with local councils and each other in investigating suspected or actual harm; the introduction of a range of protection orders including assessment orders, removal orders and banning orders; and a legislative framework for the establishment of local multi-agency Adult Protection Committees (APCs) across Scotland.

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Update on the review of 'In Safe Hands'

Author:
-
Journal article citation:
Journal of Adult Protection, 10(2), May 2008, pp.29-32.
Publisher:
Emerald

Provides an updated on the Welsh adult protection guidance document 'In Safe Hands'. The document is to be reviewed during 2008.

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Fit for the job?

Author:
KING Chidi
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 29.6.04, 2004, pp.22-23.
Publisher:
Care and Health

The outcome of the Bichard Inquiry and the launch of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) list in July should lead to better protection of vulnerable people. Looks at two contrasting decisions by the Care Standards Tribunal on the fitness of a person to be registered as care home managers which puts the assumption in perspective.

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Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) checklist and resources

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Place of publication:
London

This guide is part of a range of products to support the implementation of the safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. It aims to inform Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) of what is required of them under the Care Act and to help them improve their effectiveness. It describes: what boards should do – role and duties; who should do what – membership and tasks; and how boards should operate – structure and substructures.

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Safeguarding Adults Reviews under the Care Act: implementation support

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Place of publication:
London

Under the 2014 Care Act, Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs) are responsible for Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs). This resource aims to help SABs in thinking about how they fulfil those responsibilities. It focuses on a selection of key issues. It is intended to supplement the policy development work already underway or completed by SABs. It discusses the following areas: how to keep a focus on learning not blaming; the skill requirements of reviewers; the quality assurance functions of the SAB for SARs; how to identify non-death or injury reviews that are of value; the available approaches or models to choose from; and core elements of a review report. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Adult safeguarding practice questions

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2015
Place of publication:
London

This resource uses a series of practice questions to identify a number of challenging safeguarding dilemmas. The questions and answers aim to provide guidance on how these dilemmas should be handled within the new legal framework of the Care Act 2014. It does not address strategic commissioning issues or discuss the role of Safeguarding Adults Boards (SABs). It is relevant for frontline practitioners and managers who work with adults who have care and support needs and who may be at risk of abuse or neglect. This includes people in health, housing, the police, as well as in social care, both statutory social workers, and staff in the regulated and non-regulated provider sectors. The guide is part of a range of products to support implementation of the adult safeguarding aspects of the Care Act 2014. (Edited publisher abstract)

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