Pritchard-Jones, LG, Mehmi, M, Eccleston-Turner, MR ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2589-0738 and Brammer, AK (2022) Exploring the Changes and Challenges of COVID-19 in Adult Safeguarding Practice: Qualitative Findings from a Mixed-Methods Project. Journal of Adult Protection. (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present findings from a mixed methods study on the impact COVID-19 has had on adult safeguarding. The research sought to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by COVID-19 to both frontline and non-frontline professionals working in adult safeguarding.

Design/methodology/approach: A mixed-methods project was undertaken comprising a literature review, survey, semi-structured interviews, and a small number of Freedom of Information requests. This paper presents the findings predominantly from the survey and interviews.

Findings: Unsurprisingly, COVID-19 has presented a variety of challenges for professionals working in adult safeguarding. The themes that occurred most often were the day-to-day changes and challenges, relationships across sectors, information, and navigating the ethical questions in safeguarding.

Originality/value: The findings represent the first focused qualitative mixed-method study aimed at understanding more about the impact the pandemic has had on adult safeguarding, through the eyes of those professionals working in that field.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Safeguarding; Practice; Nursing; Social work; COVID-19; Pandemic
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 15:07
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2022 14:41
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/10829

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