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Focus on abuse

Rachel Davies Research Fellow, School of Care Sciences, University of Glamorgan
Ruth Northway Project Manager, University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd

The aims of a new research study focusing on the prevention and detection of abuse of people with learning disabilities are described by Rachel Davies and Ruth Northway

Over the past decade there has been an increasing awareness that some adults are at particular risk of abuse. This awareness has led to the publication of recent policy guidance documents (Department of Health 2000, National Assembly for Wales 2000) which seek to provide frameworks for the protection of vulnerable adults. However, the translation of policy into practice can present significant challenges to both services and people working within such services.

Learning Disability Practice. 5, 8, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/ldp2002.

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