Helping or hindering in adult safeguarding: an investigation of practice

How or should social workers gain access to adults who they think may be at risk of abuse or neglect if someone else won’t let them?

Helping or hindering in adult safeguarding
New research from the NIHR Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London, investigates this question, describes current practices, and explores views about whether social workers (and others) need more legal powers. This study focused on adults who are able to make decisions – people who have ‘mental capacity’ – as there are laws covering people who are not able to make decisions.

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