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Editorial

Editorial Preparation of this edition of the journal sharing of information and decision-making coincided with publication of the govern- when this in the interests of vulnerable adults. ment’s document, No Secrets, and its launch The guidance applies to adults who are by the minister for social services, John ‘vulnerable’ in that they meet the eligibility Hutton. Organisations including VOICE, criteria for services and are assessed as being Ann Craft Trust and POPAN joined Action ‘unable to take care of him or herself or on Elder Abuse at their annual conference to protect him or herself against significant sponsor its launch and speakers representing harm’. This focus, to some extent, begs the a broad spectrum of statutory and voluntary question of what leads to vulnerability and agencies contributed to the conference. whether it is most usefully conceptualised as The range of input reflected the multi-agency being a function of individuals, relationships approach which is at the heart of the document. or service provision. But the guidance does The document has been streamlined as a urge helpful ‘referring on’ approaches to those result of a far-reaching consultation exercise who fall outside this definition and suggests and has a tighter structure and clearer http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Adult Protection Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1466-8203
DOI
10.1108/14668203200000010
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Abstract

Preparation of this edition of the journal sharing of information and decision-making coincided with publication of the govern- when this in the interests of vulnerable adults. ment’s document, No Secrets, and its launch The guidance applies to adults who are by the minister for social services, John ‘vulnerable’ in that they meet the eligibility Hutton. Organisations including VOICE, criteria for services and are assessed as being Ann Craft Trust and POPAN joined Action ‘unable to take care of him or herself or on Elder Abuse at their annual conference to protect him or herself against significant sponsor its launch and speakers representing harm’. This focus, to some extent, begs the a broad spectrum of statutory and voluntary question of what leads to vulnerability and agencies contributed to the conference. whether it is most usefully conceptualised as The range of input reflected the multi-agency being a function of individuals, relationships approach which is at the heart of the document. or service provision. But the guidance does The document has been streamlined as a urge helpful ‘referring on’ approaches to those result of a far-reaching consultation exercise who fall outside this definition and suggests and has a tighter structure and clearer

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The Journal of Adult ProtectionEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2000

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