Voices from the frontline: social workers' perceptions of multi-agency working in Adult Protection in England and Wales

Lisa Pinkney, Bridget Penhale, Jill Manthorpe, Neil Perkins, David Reid, Shereen Hussein

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This article reports on the views of 92 social workers about their practice in adult protection in England and Wales as part of a wider study of adult protection working and regulation that took place between 2004-2007 in 26 sample local authorities. The article explores social workers' reported experiences of partnership or multiagency working and how this, along with overarching regulatory frameworks, affected their practice within and across agencies. Among findings from the study were that social workers considered that sharing information and responsibilities led to positive outcomes for service users and that the incorporation of different agency perspectives supplemented sharing of best practice.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-24
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Adult Protection
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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