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'Ethics and the Street-level Bureaucrat: Implementing Policy to Protect Elders from Abuse'. / Angie Ash

Ethics and Social Welfare,, Volume: 4, Issue: 2, Pages: 201 - 209

Swansea University Author: Ash, Angie

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<p>As an independent researcher, registered social worker and erstwhile long-term,</p><p>long-distance carer, the care of older people and protection of elders from</p><p>abuse had been constant professional and personal foci for me for many years.</p><p>Com...

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Published in: Ethics and Social Welfare,
Published: 2010
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa6793
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Abstract: <p>As an independent researcher, registered social worker and erstwhile long-term,</p><p>long-distance carer, the care of older people and protection of elders from</p><p>abuse had been constant professional and personal foci for me for many years.</p><p>Commissioned to review a case involving the serious abuse of an elder where</p><p>official safeguarding procedures had not been used, I puzzled why this had been</p><p>managed &lsquo;informally&rsquo; by social services and partner agencies (i.e. outside adult</p><p>safeguarding procedures), with vague unspecified &lsquo;monitoring&rsquo; (AEA 2006). Why</p><p>was there this apparent gap between policy intention and implementation? That</p><p>question led to research on which this essay is based.</p>
Keywords: Street-level bureaucracy, Elder abuse, Elder care, Quality of care
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 2
Start Page: 201
End Page: 209