‘A lad tried to get hold of my boobs, so I kicked him’: an examination of attempts by adults with learning difficulties to initiate their own safeguarding

@inproceedings{Hollomotz2012ALT,
  title={‘A lad tried to get hold of my boobs, so I kicked him’: an examination of attempts by adults with learning difficulties to initiate their own safeguarding},
  author={Andrea Hollomotz},
  year={2012}
}
People with learning difficulties are considerably more likely to experience sexual and other forms of violence than non-disabled people. Nevertheless, several respondents in this study have demonstrated some self-protective competencies. Most knew of their right not to be violated and a number of participants described situations when they had attempted to initiate their own safeguarding. Some had asked others for help with this. However, appropriate assistance was not always provided. This… CONTINUE READING