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Safeguarding older people from abuseCritical contexts to policy and practice$
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Angie Ash

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447305668

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447305668.001.0001

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Adult protection, safeguarding and personalisation

Adult protection, safeguarding and personalisation

(p.51) Four Adult protection, safeguarding and personalisation
Safeguarding older people from abuse

Angie Ash

Policy Press

This chapter discusses adult protection law and public policy development in the UK, and the various terms used to refer to the abuse of adults. It critically reviews the development of personalisation policy and the individualisation of care, in various manifestations, across the four UK nations. The chapter reviews some impacts of this policy trajectory, for older people and for adult safeguarding practice. The chapter suggests that an uncritical promotion of personalisation has not been unalloyed good news for older people at risk of abuse, or for people who are frail or highly dependent.

Keywords:   adult protection law, public policy, personalisation, individualised care, older people

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