Safeguarding Adults in Social Work

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Andy Mantell, Terry Scragg
SAGE, Jun 25, 2008 - Social Science - 208 pages
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Safeguarding adults has a long history of neglect and scandal, but it is finally starting to gain the recognition it deserves. This book helps students and practitioners to understand this evolving field and to identify ways in which they can develop their own good practice.

The first part of the book explores the evolution of concepts and policies for safeguarding adults, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Capacity Act 2005. In the second section, the focus shifts to good practice in empowering vulnerable adults. The final section focuses on developing effective professional and interprofessional practice.


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Andy Mantell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Chichester.  He has worked in a range of social work settings and specialised as a hospital social worker in the field of neuro-disability. During this period he also qualified as an Approved Social Worker and Practice Teacher. He completed his DPhil. in Social Work and Social Policy at Sussex University in 2006. His research interests include Huntington's disease, acquired brain injury, mental health, disability and mental capacity.

Terry Scragg is a visiting fellow in the School of Social Studies at the University of Chichester and was previously Principal Lecturer in Management responsible for postgraduate programmes for health and social care managers. He is a qualified social worker and prior to working in higher education held practitioner and managerial roles in social services departments.

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