•••BOOK R E V I E W Towards Better Safeguards: A handbook for inspectors and registration officers on the sexual abuse of adults with learning disabilities Hilary Brown, Alison Brammer, Ann Craft & Colin McKay NAPSAC/Pavilion ‘Need to Know’ series, 1996 Liz Simpson FREELANCE TRAINER AND INSPECTOR It argues for a more sensitive and less patronising approach to people’s needs in this area: ‘They may be grappling with relationship n some areas, social services inspection units are problems while everyone assumes they want offering important support for those investigating to be doing jigsaws.’ Iabusive situations in residential care homes or are leading these investigations. Regardless of local It reinforces the need for policies which are under- differences, the importance of clarifying the roles stood and adhered to by staff. and responsibilities of the different parties to the This is followed by a section about sexual abuse investigation process has emerged as a key issue. and issues of consent with a summary of what is Moreover, while it is clear that there are common known from research about patterns of abuse and strands and skills involved in the investigation the needs of those who have been victimised. of abusive situations,
Tizard Learning Disability Review – Emerald Publishing
Published: Mar 1, 1996
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