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Title: The abuse of older people in private sector care homes : why does it occur? : why does it endure?
Author: Moore, Steve
ISNI:       0000 0004 5994 3521
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2016
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Government policy has existed to protect adults who may be at risk of abuse since 1993 and was significantly revised in 2000 by ‘No Secrets: Guidance on developing and implementing multi-agency policies and procedures to protect vulnerable adults from abuse’. However, a catalogue of abuse of older people in care homes subsequent to 2000 confirms that abusive acts continue. This thesis examined the extent of abuse in English care homes and has sought answers to the question of why it endures. The research employed a mixed methods approach. An anonymously completed questionnaire was used to quantify and explore any previous experiences of abuse from newly appointed care staff in five newly opened care homes. Concurrently, thirty-six semi-structured interviews were conducted with care home staff working in a sample of established homes in five local authority areas to explore their perceptions and experiences of abuse. A clear conclusion from the findings is that action is required at both societal and care home organisational levels to strengthen the prevention of abuse.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: HT Communities. Classes. Races ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare