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The Journal of Adult Protection uniquely bridges the gap between research and practice. It is the only journal to address emerging perspectives and developments in safeguarding, adult protection, mental capacity and related areas across all adult service user groups.

ISSN: 1466-8203
eISSN: 1466-8203

Aims and scope

The Journal of Adult Protection’s (JAP) multidisciplinary, international coverage reflects communities of researchers, policy-makers and practitioners involved in the research and delivery of keeping people with support needs safe from harms, whatever their circumstances.

The journal offers vital access to innovative research, considers implications for practice and presents viewpoints, analysis and commentary on current policy, practice and research in this important field.

JAP publishes peer-reviewed and vital evidence to inform future research and working for everyone involved in adult protection, safeguarding and mental capacity.

The journal’s coverage includes:

  • elder abuse
  • learning, intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • mental health
  • abuse, including: domestic, financial, psychological, physical and sexual abuse
  • neglect
  • dignity in care
  • mental capacity
  • advocacy
  • support and well-being
  • best practice and legal developments
  • application of learning from inquiries and practice reviews.

This journal is aligned with our healthier lives goal

We understand the importance of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
Find out about our healthier lives goal