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dc.contributor.authorMontgomery, Lornaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorAnand, Janeten_UK
dc.contributor.authorMackay, Kathrynen_UK
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Brianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorPearson, Katherineen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Colinen_UK
dc.description.abstractPurpose -This study explores the similarities and differences of legal responses to older adults who may be at risk of harm or abuse in the UK, Ireland, Australia and the United States (US).  Design -The authors draw upon a review of elder abuse and adult protection undertaken on behalf of the Commissioner for Older People in Northern Ireland. This paper focuses on the desk top mapping of the different legal approaches and draws upon wider literature to frame the discussion of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different legal responses.  Findings- Arguments exist both for and against each legal approach. Differences in defining the scope and powers of Adult Protection Legislation in the UK and internationally are highlighted.  Limitations-This review was undertaken in late 2013; whilst the authors have updated the mapping to take account of subsequent changes, some statutory guidance is not yet available. Whilst the expertise of a group of experienced professionals in the field of adult safeguarding was utilised, it was not feasible to employ a formal survey or consensus model.  Practical implications- Some countries have already introduced APL and others are considering doing so. The potential advantages and challenges of introducing APL are highlighted.  Social implications -The introduction of legislation may give professionals increased powers to prevent and reduce abuse of adults, but this would also change the dynamic of relationships within families and between families and professionals.  Originality- This paper’s provides an accessible discussion of APL across the UK and internationally which to date has been lacking from the literature.en_UK
dc.relationMontgomery L, Anand J, Mackay K, Taylor B, Pearson K & Harper C (2016) Implications of divergences in Adult Protection Legislation. Journal of Adult Protection, 18 (3), pp. 149-160.
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dc.subjectAdult at risken_UK
dc.subjectadult protectionen_UK
dc.subjectelder abuseen_UK
dc.subjectNorthern Irelanden_UK
dc.subjectsocial worken_UK
dc.titleImplications of divergences in Adult Protection Legislationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[2016 JAP Divergences_in_legislation_accepted version for submission.pdf] Publisher requires embargo of 12 months after acceptance.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleJournal of Adult Protectionen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationSocial Worken_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUlster Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationPenn State Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationQueen's University Belfasten_UK
rioxxterms.apcnot requireden_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorMontgomery, Lorna|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorAnand, Janet|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorMackay, Kathryn|0000-0002-2532-0022en_UK
local.rioxx.authorTaylor, Brian|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorPearson, Katherine|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHarper, Colin|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filename2016 JAP Divergences_in_legislation_accepted version for submission.pdfen_UK
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