A selection of research studies in the field of adult safeguarding. This is not an exhaustive list, and we continue to add to it.
This report was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and examines the concept of self-neglect. The relationship between self-neglect and safeguarding in the UK is a difficult one, partly because the current definition of abuse specifies harmful actions by someone other than the individual at risk. Safeguarding Adults Boards’ policies and procedures commonly contain no reference to self-neglect; occasionally they explicitly exclude it or set criteria for its inclusion.
This guide is aimed at frontline practitioners and first-line managers in statutory and independent sector social care services.
Dignity and experiences of older people
This study sought to build upon an earlier study undertaken by Tadd and Calnan (2005) (Dignity and Older Europeans), together with other research and national reports in order to develop a body of evidence derived from exploring the experiences of service user, those of their carers together with interviews and observation of the behaviours and practices of providers, from which explicit recommendations and guidance on the provision of dignified care can be developed.
UK study of abuse and neglect of older people (O'Keeffe et al, 2007) pdf. 3.7 KB
A UK study of the abuse and neglect of older people has been published by the National Centre for Social Research and King’s College London. The research presents the first national picture of elder mistreatment in the UK.
This article aims to explore the perpetrators of abuse among older women living in the community. The study examines whether differences between the perpetrators of different forms of abuse, and for different groups of older women (e.g. by income or age groups) can be detected. Finally, it aims to investigate whether older women talk about the abuse to family or friends, or report it to an official or formal agency, in relation to different perpetrators.
Millions of older adults in the USA are being abused, neglected, and exploited. Older victims who are abused by a spouse, partner, family member, or caregiver experience unique barriers and challenges. This article seeks to briefly describe the dynamics of abuse in later life.
This paper reports on the first ever national study in the UK of the needs of disabled women experiencing domestic violence and of the services available to meet these
The Breaking the Taboo projects – raising awareness of, and training staff in, community health and care services on violence against older women within families (Strumpel and Hackl, 2011) pdf. 146.4 KB
Violence and abuse often occur within the immediate family. However, violence against older women in families is still a taboo topic and professionals who work in community health and social services are often the only persons who have access to the target group. The purpose of this article is to describe research results and a training course developed within two linked European projects.
The purpose of this paper is to explore the impact of domestic abuse on the health and lives of older women.
A discussion paper investigating the links between domestic abuse and safeguarding vulnerable adults in Hampshire and implications for practice and strategic development