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Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding Adults
Scamming and Mental Capacity

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May 2017 | 176 pages | Learning Matters

Provides busy social work and health care practitioners with an accessible guide to adult safeguarding in the context of mental capacity and financial abuse. Drawing on evidence and contemporary examples from practice this book will help readers understand the new landscape of safeguarding adults since the implementation of the Care Act 2014 and the introduction of Adult Safeguarding Boards. There are chapters on the current political landscape of adult social work, specific issues and contexts that make people vulnerable (social isolation, mental capacity, dementia), and important methods of assessment and intervention. A range of pedagogical features are also used to aid learning and understanding including the use of case studies, reflection points, brief exercises and further reading.

The new landscape of adult safeguarding
Adult safeguarding and financial abuse from scams
Developing understanding of the nature of scams and the role of trading standards
Loneliness, well-being and scam involvement
Dementia, safeguarding and scam involvement
Mental capacity, safeguarding and considering best interests
Developing an understanding of the National Trading Standards Scams Team
Doorstep crime: Rogue trading and Distraction burglary
Appendix The language of scammers

Post compulsory teachers now work in a variety in different contexts and can now find themselves working with an ever widening range of vulnerable adults. Understanding a wide range of safeguarding issues is vital and more important than ever, this book is well worth all those who will be working with vulnerable adults, especially in the community or care home settings.

Mr Sam Emmett
Early Childhood Education, Glyndwr University
July 5, 2017

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Safeguarding Adults - Chapter 1

Lee-Ann Fenge

Before joining Bournemouth University as a lecturer in 1995, she worked as a social worker in adult social services in London and Dorset. Her particular interests are in practice with older people and community care, and she has published an number of journal articles in this area. She also developed and taught a research programme for older people in Community Survey Research – funded by Older and Bolder, in September 2004. More About Author

Sally Lee

Keith Brown

Keith holds professional qualifications in nursing, social work and teaching; and academic qualifications in nursing, social work and management. He has worked in the education and training field for over 30 years, working for three universities and three local authority social work departments. Currently he is the Director of the National Centre for Post-Qualifying Social Work and Professional Practice at Bournemouth University and the Director of the Centre for Leadership Impact and Management at Bournemouth. In 2005 he was awarded the Linda Ammon Memorial Award, sponsored by the then Department for Education and Skills, a prize awarded... More About Author

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