Early indicators of concern

Against all the worry about our ability to protect vulnerable adults in care, it’s good to come across some helpful research that gives us some practical ways to improve practice. This comes from Hull University’s Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation and is focused on ‘early indicators of concern’.

Their objective has been to seek to identify early indicators or warning signs that suggest that abuse and harm are likely to be experienced by the people being supported. The research has enabled the identification of a range of early indicators, which are visible to visiting practitioners and families. They have constructed a guide to enable practitioners and families to recognise early indicators, record evidence and report concerns.

More information here.

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