Jacki Pritchard, a stalwart in the adult protection field in England, has edited these books to cover a variety of different aspects of good practice. The fact that she has harnessed such an impressive set of authors (27) from a range of academic backgrounds speaks for itself. This immediately tells me both books (Good Practive in Safeguarding Adults and Good Practice in the Law and Safeguarding Adults) will have lots of reference information and are likely to have set presentations which are easier on the brain.
Bert Calder, Mental Health Officer, Falkirk Council
It is touching to be made aware that prisoners' need for protection measure are just as vital as those who have their freedom...Pritchard has a deliberate strand threaded though each book: * Effective practice must start with removing familiar and unfamiliar labels for groups and applying the same compassionate approach to all due to their shared vulnerability * Each professional must have at their disposal accurate legal knowledge of all the coutries in Britain to implement change. In other words, the practitioner in adult protection in the present century is almost reinvented as a specialist in generic knowledge. Pritchard's books help encourage the spread of such ideas.
This readable, clear and comprehensive guide to working in adult protection is aimed at a wide range of practitioners who work with vulnerable adults, from students to specialist staff. It is edited by Jackie Pritchard, and independent social worker, trainer,consultant,researcher and author, who has a good track record of usable and helpful texts in this field.