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Exploring how practitioners support and protect adults at risk of harm in the light of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

Citation
Mackay K, McLaughlan C, Rossi S, McNicholl J, Notman M & Fraser D (2011) Exploring how practitioners support and protect adults at risk of harm in the light of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.

Abstract
This was a joint academic and practitioner research project that interviewed practitioners and people about their experience of assessment and intervention under the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. Findings include: the complex and interconnected nature of harm, the value of skilled and open minded practitioners, the need to build and maintain respectful relationships; that thresholds not as clear cut as we might like them to be, protecting means supporting, interagency work was variable in its quality and opportunities for justice through court might still be limited

Keywords
adult protection; adult safeguarding; adult support and protection; social work; practitioner research

Subject headings
People with disabilities Legal status, laws, etc. Scotland; Scotland Adults support and protection (Scotland) Act 2007

StatusPublished
AuthorsMackay Kathryn, McLaughlan Claire, Rossi Sylvia, McNicholl Justin, Notman Mary, Fraser Diane
Number of pages144
Publication date11/2011
LanguageEnglish
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