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Purpose – This paper aims to explore the potential impact on families of a greater emphasis on safeguarding for vulnerable adults, from both a legal and a lay perspective. Design/methodology/approach – Case examples are used to illustrate some of the issues and problems that can arise in...
Purpose – This paper aims to develop understanding of the context in which the abuse and maltreatment of older people might proliferate within the health and social care system in the United Kingdom. Drawing on the notion of “social defences” this paper seeks to explore the dual role of...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to set out the Law Commission's proposals for the reform of the law relating to UK health professional regulation and, in England only, social workers. Design/methodology/approach – The paper summarises the main provisional proposals from the consultation...
Purpose – The Report on the Consultation on the Review of No Secrets , published by the Department of Health in 2009 highlighted the need for commissioners to take more responsibility, in partnership with regulators, for safeguarding people who use services. This article aims to focus on...
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