Investigating Models of Adult Safeguarding in England: a mixed-methods approach

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JournalJournal of Adult Protection
DatePublished - 2014
Issue number6
Volume16
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)377 - 388
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Purpose
– The purpose of this paper is to describe the methodology being used in a study exploring the organisation of adult safeguarding.

Design/methodology/approach
– A mixed-methods study is presented which describes how the research team is seeking to identify models of adult safeguarding and then compare them using a quasi-experimental study design.

Findings
– Close examination of this study's methodology highlights the potential value of mixed-method research approaches.

Research limitations/implications
– Anticipated study challenges include difficulties with gaining agreement from study sites and recruitment of people who have been the subject of a safeguarding referral.

Originality/value
– This will be the first study in England to identify and compare different models of adult safeguarding in depth. Outlining and discussing current methodology is likely to be of interest to practitioners, managers and other researchers and policy makers.

    Research areas

  • safeguarding, adults, social care

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