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Safeguarding Adults Together under the Care Act 2014

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Safeguarding Adults Together under the Care Act 2014

A multi-agency practice guide

AUTHOR : By Barbara Starns

ISBN : 9781913063252

Edition No : 1

Publication : Oct 7, 2019

Extent : 160 pgs

ISBN : 9781913063276

Edition No : 1

Publication : Oct 7, 2019

Extent : 160 pgs

ISBN : 9781913063269

Edition No : 1

Publication : Oct 7, 2019

Extent : 160 pgs

ISBN : 9781913063283

Edition No : 1

Publication : Oct 7, 2019

Extent : 160 pgs


The Care Act 2014 has been criticised for the lack of a clear process for professionals to follow. With its emphasis on the personal individual approach to safeguarding, professionals have sometimes felt unclear as to how they should deliver safeguarding support.  

Written by a practitioner, with an academic background, Safeguarding Adults Together seeks to provide that vital guidance. Whilst there is an absence of process in the Act, there is still a clear set of safeguarding elements which when put together provide a framework of operation for professionals to become more effective in their safeguarding practice. Professionals tend each to look at a particular aspect of safeguarding, but it is only when the whole framework is demonstrated can practitioners understand how they can best provide good safeguarding support to adults who need their help.  This book provides the reader with that knowledge and understanding about how adult safeguarding works by translating the Care Act into practice.

This is a follow book to the successful The Social Worker’s Guide to the Care Act 2014 by Pete Feldon ISBN 9781911106685.

Safeguarding Adults:

  • provides a unique safeguarding framework approach that explains what adult safeguarding is and how it works.
  • includes memorable illustrations that explain difficult complex elements of safeguarding
  • is packed with practice case studies and examples to support understanding of safeguarding and application of knowledge and skill.


  1. Introduction Safeguarding
  2. Nature of Safeguarding
  3. How Safeguarding works
  4. Making Safeguarding Personal
  5. Safeguarding Mental Capacity
  6. Advocacy
  7. Safeguarding and Risk
  8. Safeguarding partners
  9. Safeguarding Adult Reviews.


Barbara Starns has practiced as a social worker and social work manager working predominantly in the field of safeguarding. She managed services that assure the quality of the provision of adult social care, as well as becoming a Safeguarding Adults Board Manager. Barbara currently works as an Independent Consultant and Trainer in Adult Social Care, as well as carrying out doctoral research into digital engagement and inclusion.


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Your Reviews on this book

A brilliant book and a central contribution to its sometimes challenging subject.  It provides an accessible guide to safeguarding for practitioners at all levels, and is one that North Lincolnshire has adopted to support the continued development of safeguarding practice. 

Karen Pavey, DASS NL

I am a student social worker and I found this book to be extremely informative, it gives a comprehensive overview of adult safeguarding in a clear and concise way.   

The book is well structured and easy to read, it is illustrated throughout by engaging case studies which will enable me to put the key points into my everyday practice! The summarised key points at the end of each chapter are very helpful.

This is a must have, essential read for any experienced practitioner, manager or student like myself across a broad range of health and social care agencies. This book would also be a perfect for any practitioner wanting up-to-date adult safeguarding information.

Helen Rose, Open University student social worker

I found the book really informative and easy to follow. The book robustly covers safeguarding principles and relative guidance around it with pertinent references and case studies. This book will be an essential part of the tool kit used for providers to continue to embed good practice around keeping people safe.

Clare Bryan, Student Lincoln University BA Social Sciences
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