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We all know that children need protection from abuse. It is perhaps less widely acknowledged, but so do adults, especially those who are in need of care or support and who are unable to protect themselves from harm, exploitation or loss of independence. To be able to help them, managers and staff - qualified and unqualified - need food for careful thought on all of the various issues that arise and a foundation for empowering forms of practice.
Covering theory, practice and issues of discrimination and oppression, this book offers such help to anyone who works, or plans to work, with such adults, in any setting. It:
Paperback. 112 pages. 978-1-903855-98-0. Published 2007. £14.95.
Anyone who works, or who plans to work, with adults who might face a risk to their independence due to abuse or neglect. This could be in social work, social care, community work, criminal and community justice work, counselling, education, advice work, housing or health care.
Definitions, rights and issues of capacity
Legal and policy context
Issues in relation to family carers
Service user involvement
What has safeguarding adults got to do with discrimination and oppression?
Guide to further learning
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jackie Martin is a senior lecturer at De Montfort University, Leicester and is the programme leader for post qualifying courses for social workers as well as teaching on the degree in social work. She has extensive experience of working with adults as well as children and young people in residential settings in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. She has worked for Nottinghamshire Social Services Department as an adult placement scheme co-ordinator, a social worker and team manager in community learning disability teams as well as a supervising social worker in a team providing short breaks for disabled children.
"Case illustrations are used to good effect…The emphasis on anti-discriminatory practice is excellent…." Community Care.
"Impressive, with clear definitions and a reflection on how professional practice impacts on processes… detailing the duties and responsibilities with which workers need to be conversant. This is a timely and thought-provoking book. The case studies have real impact, as do the points to ponder at the end of each chapter… useful tool for those currently studying or updating their practice." Professional Social Work.
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