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Research on safeguarding adults by SCIE

Two reports have been published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) on the issue of safeguarding adults. They were both commissioned by the Department of Health.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Governance of adult safeguarding

The research for this report explored the governance arrangements for safeguarding adults. Drawing on a systematic review of the literature, workshops attended by safeguarding specialists, a survey of Safeguarding Adults Boards’ documentation, key informant interviews and data from regional and national safeguarding work programmes, the findings focus on five key features of Safeguarding Adults Boards.

Download the report: The governance of adult safeguarding: findings from research into Safeguarding Adults Boards

Self-neglect and adult safeguarding

This report comprised a scoping study of the concept of self-neglect as defined in the literature and interpreted in adult safeguarding practice. The report draws on a systematic review of the literature, workshops with senior managers and practitioners in specialist safeguarding roles, a focus group with adult social care practitioners and interviews with key informants.

Download the report: Self-neglect and adult safeguarding: findings from research

(Gateway reference 16671)

Published 3 October 2011