This new manual provides a clear, comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of professionals in relation to safeguarding adults, and how to implement these principles in frontline practice.
The Care Act 2014 sets out a legal framework for how local authorities should protect adults at risk of abuse and neglect. However, the law can be complex and difficult to interpret. This straightforward manual aims to help managers, practitioners and trainers to work through the whole safeguarding process, from the very basics to the complexities of multi-agency collaboration and criminal investigation.
It offers a step-by-step guide to safeguarding adults, including case studies to recognise how to put specific safeguarding principles into practice, tools for assessing risk, and tips for implementing person-centred and strength-based practice.
Deborah Barnett is a qualified social worker with experience across all aspects of adult services. Deborah has been a member of the Safeguarding Adults Board within her local authority of Durham and runs a successful training and consultancy business, T-ASC (Training, advice, solutions & consultancy)
Table of Contents
|The Straightforward Guide to Safeguarding Adults by Deborah Barnett
|Who should read this book and how to use the information
|Safeguarding and safety
|My philosophy of the learning process in safeguarding
|The ethos of safeguarding practice
|How much knowledge is enough in safeguarding adults?
|How much legislation do I need to know?
|The academics of safeguarding
|The psychology of safeguarding
|The sociology of safeguarding
|The criminology of safeguarding
|The law in safeguarding decision making
|How do we make decisions as practitioners?
|Ch 1. Introduction – An Overview of the Process
|Ch 2. The History – From No Secrets to the Care Act 2014
|The role of safeguarding defined by the consequentialist nature of the Care Act 2014
|Strategic safeguarding structures
|The operational safeguarding team/practitioners acting within a multi-agency dynamic
|Ch 3. Indicators of Abuse and Neglect, Including Indicators of Trauma
|The impact of abuse or neglect: trauma
|Self-neglect and hoarding
|Homelessness and safeguarding considerations in relation to trauma
|Sexual abuse and sexual exploitation
|Organisational abuse (formerly known as institutional abuse)
|Neglect and acts of omission
|Ch 4. Capacity, Consent and Information Sharing
|Can I make a safeguarding referral when the person is capacitated and does not consent?
|Ch 5. Safeguarding Eligibility Criteria
|The three-part test
|Who meets these eligibility criteria?
|Eligibility criteria case examples
|Responsibility for safeguarding adults, application of eligibility criteria, risk assessment and response to enquiries
|Ch 6. How Do We Respond to Increasing Safeguarding Demands?
|Journey of support – not eligible for local authority services
|Journey of support – eligible for local authority services
|Social work intervention models
|Ch 7. Making Safeguarding Personal
|Equitable access to services, equitable treatment and reasonable adjustments
|Increasing communication and involvement
|‘Making safeguarding personal’ throughout the process
|Increasing the economic, social, political, spiritual, psychological and physiological strength of a person, as an individual, within their family and within their community
|Example of a person-centred safety plan
|Maintaining human rights, including the right to private life (autonomy)
|Equitable access to criminal justice
|Ch 8. Working with the Police
|Police powers of arrest
|Points to prove and safeguarding support in preserving evidence
|Competence, giving evidence and special measures
|Capacity and credibility
|Witness support, preparation and profiling (based on the Liverpool model)
|Ch 9. Special and Additional Measures
|The use of screens
|To dispense with the wearing of wigs and gowns
|The use of intermediaries
|Witness support, preparation and profiling considerations
|Ch 10. How Do I Manage Cases of Escalating Risk or Multiple Abuse?
|The executive strategy process
|Ch 11. Safeguarding Adults Reviews
|The purpose of a safeguarding adults review
|Referral process and decision-making panel/process
|Focus on victim, family and friends
|Proportionality in a safeguarding adults review
|Links and interfaces with other reviews
|The scope of the review
|How to choose the appropriate person to conduct the review
|Making the safeguarding adults review/domestic homicide review process personal
|Joint commissioning of reviews
|Ch 12. Conclusion