Vulnerable adults and anti-social behaviour: an exploration of current practice

Authors: Krayer, A., Robinson, C.A., Poole, R., Jones, B., Isaacs, M., Foulkes, T. & Lacy, F.

Funded By: National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)

Started: 2013

Finished: 2018

Contact: Anne Krayer


This research will explore tensions between Anti-Social Behaviour policy development and practice in relation to vulnerable people drawing on existing police data. The focus is on:

  • relationships between key stakeholders involved (including social care and the police)
  • understanding of roles and responsibilities
  • challenges that might arise
  • barriers and facilitators of effective joint working
  • examples of good practice

Data collection includes:

  • Analysis of routinely collected data from collaborating Police Forces
  • Semi-structured interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Observations

Findings will inform developments in policy, practice and service provision, including the development of robust effective partnerships to underpin the delivery of integrated care.

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