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Editorial : elder abuse and social work : research, theory and practice.

Bows, Hannah and Penhale, Bridget (2018) 'Editorial : elder abuse and social work : research, theory and practice.', British journal of social work., 48 (4). pp. 873-886.


This Special Issue of the British Journal of Social Work is dedicated to arguably one of the biggest challenges facing social work today: violence and abuse of older people. Despite increasing acceptance of elder abuse as a global public-health issue and violation of human rights, research, policy and practice in this area remain fragmented and there are serious gaps across all three areas. This Special Issue is devoted to examining the international development of research, theory, policy and practice in relation to elder abuse and domestic violence affecting older populations.

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Publisher statement:This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in The British Journal Of Social Work following peer review. The version of record Bows, Hannah & Penhale, Bridget (2018). Editorial: Elder Abuse and Social Work: Research, Theory and Practice. British Journal of Social Work 48(4): 873-886 is available online at:
Date accepted:11 June 2018
Date deposited:03 July 2018
Date of first online publication:25 July 2018
Date first made open access:25 July 2020

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