Understanding the role of Adult Safeguarding Leads in Older People Services: An ethnographic study
The purpose of this doctoral research is to evaluate the role of Adult Safeguarding Leads in respect of older people services to determine how those with a duty to safeguard might work together, and share information more effectively. Adult Safeguarding Leads have an increasingly complex and diverse role with the introduction of the Care Act (2014). Yet very little is known about the extent or nature of their work, especially in regard to older adults and people with dementia. Additionally, very little is known about the micro-working practices between Adult Safeguarding Leads and other agencies with a duty to safeguard. Research shows that there continues to be challenges in achieving best practice in multi-agency approaches to adult safeguarding (Stevens, 2013). Thus, this research will evaluate the role of Safeguarding Leads using an ethnographic approach to obtain an holistic and complete picture of their working life. Numerical data about the role and information sharing will also be collected. Such evidence should prove invaluable to practitioners, policy makers, and researchers working in the field of adult safeguarding.
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