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20% off forthcoming conference: Self Neglect and Adult safeguarding. Monday 5th March 2018, London

Self Neglect and Adult Safeguarding
Monday 5 March 2018
De Vere West One, London

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This national conference will focus on the difficult issue of self neglect and adult safeguarding through extended interactive masterclass sessions supporting practical learning.

The conference will look at self neglect under the Care Act 2014, when the Act came in to effect in April 2015 self-neglect was included as a safeguarding issue for the first time. The need to protect people from abuse and neglect is a key element of the Care Act. The 2016 Safeguarding Statutory Guidance stated that “Self neglect covers a wide range of behaviour neglecting to care for one’s personal hygiene, health or surroundings and includes behaviour such as hoarding. It should be noted that self-neglect may not prompt a section 42 enquiry. An assessment should be made on a case by case basis. A decision on whether a response is required under safeguarding will depend on the adult’s ability to protect themselves by controlling their own behaviour. There may come a point when they are no longer able to do this, without external support.” Care and Support Statutory Guidance, Department of Health, 11th March 2016.

The conference will provide an opportunity to:

  • Understand the latest evidence about what works in managing self neglect
  • Learn and reflect on serious case reviews involving self neglect
  • Share experiences and learning with other colleagues around working on difficult self-neglect cases through interactive facilitated group work
  • Self assess and improve your local  guidance for professionals when dealing with self-neglect and  resistance to engage with services
  • Reflect on professional decision making with regard to capacity and unwise decisions vs unacceptable risk?
  • Explore responses to Hoarding and how this fits with in the self neglect safeguarding response
  • Understand issues of Mental Capacity, Choice and Autonomy when responding to self neglect concerns and resistance to service engagement

We are pleased to offer delegates a 20% discount with code hcuk20jap.

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