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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Exploring how practitioners support and protect adults at risk of harm in the light of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
Author(s): Mackay, Kathryn
McLaughlan, Claire
Rossi, Sylvia
McNicholl, Justin
Notman, Mary
Fraser, Diane
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Citation: Mackay K, McLaughlan C, Rossi S, McNicholl J, Notman M & Fraser D (2011) Exploring how practitioners support and protect adults at risk of harm in the light of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.
Keywords: adult protection
adult safeguarding
adult support and protection
social work
practitioner research
People with disabilities Legal status, laws, etc. Scotland
Scotland Adults support and protection (Scotland) Act 2007
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Date Deposited: 9-Dec-2011
Abstract: This was a joint academic and practitioner research project that interviewed practitioners and people about their experience of assessment and intervention under the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. Findings include: the complex and interconnected nature of harm, the value of skilled and open minded practitioners, the need to build and maintain respectful relationships; that thresholds not as clear cut as we might like them to be, protecting means supporting, interagency work was variable in its quality and opportunities for justice through court might still be limited
Type: Research Report
Rights: This was a joint project and copyright is shared across the 4 parties - 3 councils and the University. All three councils have agreed public access, including it being directly avalible via the University webpages.
Affiliation: Social Work
East Dunbartonshire Council
East Dunbartonshire Council
Falkirk Council
Perth and Kinross Council
Perth and Kinross Council

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