HSAB Topic Day: Spotlight on Self Neglect – 15 May 19

There are spaces still available for the HSAB Topic Day: Spotlight on Self Neglect on the 15 May 19.  This event will be exploring how research evidence and learning from safeguarding adults’ reviews can support positive outcomes when working with people who self-neglect.

Context:  Self-neglect poses complex challenges to agencies engaged in adult safeguarding. Statutory guidance to the Care Act 2014 places it clearly with the range of circumstances that constitute abuse and neglect, thus placing an onus on Safeguarding Adults Boards to promote and facilitate inter agency collaboration. A strong culture of working together and clarity about roles and relationships are crucial to ensuring a robust response to the challenges faced by practitioners. Equally important is the ability of those practitioners to engage people who may be reluctant and fearful, and to build relationships of trust that can assist in negotiating the ethical dilemmas faced in direct practice. The conference brings together evidence from research and from reviews of self-neglect cases to identify approaches that achieve positive outcomes and to enable partner agencies to consider their organisational and practice priorities.

Speaker:  The Key Speaker will be Suzy Braye, Emerita Professor of Social Work, University of Sussex, and independent consultant, researcher and reviewer in adult safeguarding. Suzy’s research into self-neglect (with David Orr and Michael Preston-Shoot) has been influential on the development of national policy on self-neglect and has been widely used by safeguarding adults’ boards to inform local procedures and workforce development.

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