Partnership in safeguarding people with dementia from a primary and social care perspectives
ProgrammeThree Schools’ Dementia Programme (2021-2024)
Status / StageActive
Dates1 April 2022 -
31 March 2024
Duration (calculated)01 years 11 months
Funder/Grant study pageNIHR SSCR
Contracted CentreUniversity of Manchester
Principal InvestigatorReena Lasrado
WHO CatergoriesLegislative and regulatory environments
Methodologies and approaches for risk reduction research
Disease TypeDementia (Unspecified)
CPEC Review Info
|Status / Stage
|01 years 11 months
|Funder/Grant study page
|University of Manchester
The Care Act 2014 makes safeguarding a legal duty and provides local authorities and other agencies in England with a responsibility to protect adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect. This is done most effectively when all relevant agencies work together. This is particularly important for people living with dementia, as they are at higher risk of abuse or neglect. Such abuse is most common in their own homes and care settings.
Primary and social care professionals are likely to have regular contacts with older people, hence have opportunities for early identification and prevention of abuse. However, little is known about how primary care practitioners work in partnership with social care and other agencies to investigate and manage abuse.
This project will outline how health professionals in primary care settings understand and respond to abuse and what their understandings of safeguarding law and policy are.It will also identify how social services departments assess and manage referrals relating to people living with dementia in primary care settings.Furthermore, the study will analyse the experiences of people with dementia and families who are at the centre of safeguarding.