Report 41: Prevention in adult safeguarding


'People who use services are clear that effective prevention in safeguarding is not about over-protective paternalism or risk-averse practice.'


This review outlines the literature on the range of methods of preventing the abuse of adult at risk, from public awareness campaigns through to approaches that empower the individual to be able to recognise, address and report abuse. In addition, this review reports on policy and practice guidance and examples of emerging practice. The review has been informed by SCIE's Adult Safeguarding Service User Advisory Group.


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