Research review of risk and adult social care: focused update

During 2007, the Social Policy Research Unit conducted a review of research evidence on perceptions and management of risk amongst users of adult social care services. This update aims to identify empirical research conducted and published within the UK since 2007 (and, to a limited extent, currently in progress). 

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Background

During 2007, the Social Policy Research Unit conducted a review of research evidence on perceptions and management of risk amongst users of adult social care services. In order to inform a new programme of work on Risk, Regulation, Rights and Responsibilities, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has commissioned a focused update of this review to capture research that has been published more recently on a number of specific issues. 

Aims

This update aims to identify empirical research conducted and published within the UK since 2007 (and, to a limited extent, currently in progress). It aims particularly to identify recent evidence on:

  • social care service users’ and carers’ (paid and unpaid) experiences and perspectives on risk, including perspectives on the balances between taking risks and protection from risk 
  • the effectiveness of mechanisms to prevent or reduce risk
  • experiences, incidence and the management of risk arising from more personalised approaches to delivering adult social care.

Policy and practice implications

The review aims to inform a new programme of work by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on Risk, Regulation, Rights and Responsibilities.

Additional information

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Contact Caroline Glendinning