Governance in adult safeguarding in Scotland since the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/334462
Title:
Governance in adult safeguarding in Scotland since the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
Authors:
Cornish, Sally; Preston-Shoot, Michael ( 0000-0002-9347-0524 )
Abstract:
Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to report the findings from research into the governance of adult protection in Scotland, with particular focus on the outcomes of provision for multi-agency leadership and management of adult safeguarding in the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. Comparisons will be drawn between these findings and the evidence on the governance of adult safeguarding in England. Design/methodology/approach – The study comprised a thematic analysis of Adult Protection Committee (APC) biennial reports on implementation of the 2007 Act to the Scottish Government, associated documentation, and key informant interviews with professionals involved in adult protection leadership and practice. Findings – A rich and complex pattern of arrangements, activities, experiences and challenges were identified across a number of dimensions, including management structures of APCs, development of policies and procedures, multi-agency working, training, performance assessment and quality management, engagement of service users and carers and operation of the 2007 Act. Research limitations/implications – Service users and carers were not directly involved in the documentary review or key informant interviews. There remains a need to investigate the impacts on practice and service user experience of different forms of governance of adult protection arrangements. Practical implications – The paper identifies outcomes and challenges in respect of multi-agency approaches to governance taken by APCs in Scotland. Originality/value – The paper offers the first formal evaluation of governance of adult protection systems in Scotland and includes comparative analysis with research findings on the governance of adult safeguarding in England.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Cornish, S., Preston-Shoot, M. (2013) 'Governance in adult safeguarding in Scotland since the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007', The Journal of Adult Protection 15 (5):223-236
Publisher:
Emerald
Journal:
The Journal of Adult Protection
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/334462
DOI:
10.1108/JAP-02-2013-0003
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JAP-02-2013-0003
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1466-8203
Sponsors:
The research was funded by the Scottish Government and commissioned from EKOSGEN and the University of Bedfordshire.
Appears in Collections:
Research Centre for Applied Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorCornish, Sallyen
dc.contributor.authorPreston-Shoot, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-11T09:11:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-11-11T09:11:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationCornish, S., Preston-Shoot, M. (2013) 'Governance in adult safeguarding in Scotland since the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007', The Journal of Adult Protection 15 (5):223-236en
dc.identifier.issn1466-8203-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/JAP-02-2013-0003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/334462-
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of the paper is to report the findings from research into the governance of adult protection in Scotland, with particular focus on the outcomes of provision for multi-agency leadership and management of adult safeguarding in the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007. Comparisons will be drawn between these findings and the evidence on the governance of adult safeguarding in England. Design/methodology/approach – The study comprised a thematic analysis of Adult Protection Committee (APC) biennial reports on implementation of the 2007 Act to the Scottish Government, associated documentation, and key informant interviews with professionals involved in adult protection leadership and practice. Findings – A rich and complex pattern of arrangements, activities, experiences and challenges were identified across a number of dimensions, including management structures of APCs, development of policies and procedures, multi-agency working, training, performance assessment and quality management, engagement of service users and carers and operation of the 2007 Act. Research limitations/implications – Service users and carers were not directly involved in the documentary review or key informant interviews. There remains a need to investigate the impacts on practice and service user experience of different forms of governance of adult protection arrangements. Practical implications – The paper identifies outcomes and challenges in respect of multi-agency approaches to governance taken by APCs in Scotland. Originality/value – The paper offers the first formal evaluation of governance of adult protection systems in Scotland and includes comparative analysis with research findings on the governance of adult safeguarding in England.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe research was funded by the Scottish Government and commissioned from EKOSGEN and the University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmeralden
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/JAP-02-2013-0003en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to The Journal of Adult Protectionen
dc.subjectgovernanceen
dc.subjectaccountabilityen
dc.subjectadult protectionen
dc.subjectScotlanden
dc.subjectsafeguardingen
dc.subjectAdult Protection Committeeen
dc.titleGovernance in adult safeguarding in Scotland since the implementation of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalThe Journal of Adult Protectionen
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