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Safeguarding adults

By: Brammer, Alison

Part of the Focus on Social Work Law series
1137289953 / 9781137289957
Paperback
05/09/2014
Out of print
United Kingdom
20 cm 216 pages
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Working to safeguard adults is a complex area of practice that requires careful balancing of autonomy, protection and risk.

In order to make good, lawful judgements about when and how to intervene, practitioners therefore need to have a comprehensive understanding of how the law applies to safeguarding adults. In this text book best-selling author Alison Brammer brings together the many strands of adult safeguarding to provide a succinct guide to the legal framework.

Designed to equip practitioners with the relevant knowledge for practice, it lays out the current legislation and guidance and applies it to different areas of adult safeguarding, including defining 'abuse', assessing capacity and dealing with cases of criminal law.

The book goes on to analyse key examples of serious case reviews, including the cases of Steve Hoskin and Michael Gilbert. Whether taking a module on Social Work Law or Safeguarding, or a qualified Social Worker, this concise guide to a key aspect of practise is essential reading.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, JKSN Social work, LAY Law as it applies to other professions, LNT Social law

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