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A Review of the Research Evidence Surrounding Risk Perceptions, Risk Management Strategies and their Consequences in Adult Social Care for Different Groups of Service Users

Key aims:

• To review the research evidence on the perceptions and management of risk within and between different groups of adult social care service users and professional staff, including the impact of corporate and organisational factors on the behaviour of front line staff.
• To identify gaps on the perceptions and management of risk within and between different groups of adult social care service users and professional staff.

Recognising the complex and extremely large and diverse literature surrounding ‘risk’ and adult social care, clear study criteria and boundaries were established.