Contexts to safeguarding older people from abuse; The need for theory, critical thinking and practice; The abuse of older people; Adult protection, safeguarding and personalisation; Public policy implementation in street-level bureaucracies; A case study of street-level policy implementation to protect older people from abuse; Discretion and dissonance in adult protection work; Cultures and contexts of complicity; Ethics, policy and practice; Safeguarding older people from abuse: ethical futures.
Angie Ash runs the UK health and social care research consultancy, Angela Ash Associates (www.ashassociates.co.uk), and is a registered social worker. Angie's career has spanned university-based social research, social work practice, charity sector management, research and management consultancy to government, charities and businesses. Most recently, she has held research fellowships at the University of Bristol and Swansea University.
"Angie Ash presents a strongly argued case for fundamental change
in policy making and practice to protect older people from abuse
and for a new approach that is informed by theory, critically aware
and ethically driven. This book is written with clarity of purpose
and perspective and deserves to be read widely." Dr Liz Lloyd,
Reader in Social Gerontology, University of Bristol
"This book on safeguarding of older people presents a critical and balanced overview of practice, policies and research. With Angie Ash's ethical quest for the "right action", inertia can no longer be accepted. This book is essential reading and will become a classic training resource." Professor Marie Beaulieu, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada