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Description - Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults by Jacki Pritchard

Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults provides an up-to-date summary of developments in the legislative framework and best practice relevant to the area of adult protection work. It explains legislation that can be used in adult protection work, covering criminal and civil law, and crucial national guidance such as Achieving Best Evidence. Issues covered include confidentiality and information-sharing in adult protection work, capacity issues, police investigations, financial abuse, advocacy, witness support and honour-based violence. The book is illustrated throughout with case studies and good practice points. This book will be essential reading for anyone working with vulnerable adults, including health and social care workers, care managers, support workers, volunteers, advocates, police, probation staff, prison staff, lawyers training officers and students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781843109372
ISBN-10: 1843109379
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jacki Pritchard

Jacki Pritchard is a qualified social worker registered with the General Social Care Council with extensive experience as a practitioner and manager in both fieldwork and hospital settings. She is currently working as an independent social worker, trainer, consultant and researcher focusing on abuse, risk and violence, and is series editor of the Good Practice in Health, Social Care and Criminal Justice series and the Violence and Abuse series, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.