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Research article: staff understandings of abuse & poor practice in residential settings for adults with intellectual disabilities

This research article by Rachel Fyson and Anne Patterson investigates staff understandings of abuse and poor practice in residential settings for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID).

A common factor in the abuse of people with intellectual disabilities in residential settings has been the failure of care staff and frontline managers to recognise poor practice at an early stage and prevent it developing into a culture of abuse. In this context, the authors explore staff understandings of abuse and poor practice in residential services for people with intellectual disabilities.

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